Kaiser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Kaiser (emperor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kaiser (plural Kaisers)

  1. the German Emperor, often specifically Wilhelm II

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German keiser, from Old High German keisur, keisar, ultimately from the Latin name of Iulius Caesar. The name was borrowed into the Germanic languages as a term for "leader" at a very early date, possibly during Caesar's lifetime; it may be the oldest Latin loanword in the Germanic languages.[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɪ̯zɐ/, [ˈkʰaɪ̯zɐ]

Noun[edit]

Kaiser m (genitive Kaisers, plural Kaiser)

  1. emperor (ruler of certain monarchies; highest monarch)
    • 1533, Chronica (Dem Durchleuchtigen Hochgebornen Fürsten und Herrn, published in Wittemberg), Die vierde Monarchi, page 156:
      Carolus solte Römischer Keisar und Augustus sein.

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Proper noun[edit]

Kaiser ? (genitive Kaisers)

  1. A common surname originating as a nickname.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digitales Wörterbuch der Deutschen Sprache
  2. ^ Duden
  3. ^ Gerhard Köbler

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