/ (ˈtɑːkwɪn) /

  1. Latin name Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, fifth legendary king of Rome (616–578 bc)

  2. Latin name Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, seventh and last legendary king of Rome (534–510 bc)

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How to use Tarquin in a sentence

  • Upon Tarquin refusing to give her the price asked, she went away and burned three of them.

  • It is reported that a woman called Amalthæa, from a foreign country, came to Tarquin the Proud to sell nine sibylline books.

  • At last, astonished beyond measure, Tarquin was glad to pay for three books the same price for which he might have bought nine.

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  • And up they took proud Tarquin, and laid him on the shield, And four strong yeomen bore him, still senseless from the field.

  • Brutus led in overthrowing the tyranny of Tarquin the Proud and establishing a republic in Rome.