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See also: cesar, césar, César, and Cèsar


Etymology 1[edit]

Anglicized spelling of Spanish César. Doublet of Caesar.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name from Spanish.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English Cesar.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Obsolete spelling of Caesar
    • 1526, [William Tyndale, transl.], The Newe Testamẽt [] (Tyndale Bible), [Worms, Germany: Peter Schöffer], OCLC 762018299, Matthew xxij:[20–21], folio xxxj, verso:
      And he ſayde vnto them: whoſe is thys ymage ãd ſuperſcripciõ? They ſayde vnto hym: Ceſars. Thẽ ſayde he vnto thẽ: Geve therefore to Ceſar / that which is ceſars: and geve vnto god / that which is goddꝭ.
    • 1615, R. A. Gent., The Valiant VVelshman, or The True Chronicle History of the Life and Valiant Deedes of Caradoc the Great, King of Cambria, now called Wales, London: [] George Purslowe for Robert Lownes, []:
      Claudius forgets, that when the Bryttiſh Ile / Scarce knew the meaning of a ſtrangers march, / Great Iulius Ceſar, fortunate in armes, / Suffred three baſe repulſes from the Cliffes / Of chalky Douer: / And had not Bryttayne to her ſelfe prou’d falſe, / Ceſar and all his Army had beene toombde / In the vaſt boſome of the angry ſea.
    • 1685, An Historical Narration of the Life and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ, pages 255–256:
      []; preſſing in particular, his forbidding to give Tribute to Ceſar; and ſaying that he himſelf was Chriſt a King. An accuſation, in the ſence they intended it, and as it might any way intrench upon Ceſars rights, very falſe. For, as for Tribute, he had both actually before paid it, when demanded of him, to Ceſar, Mat. 17. 26. and alſo being asked by them (the Phariſees joined with the Herodians Mat. 22. 16.) the queſtion about the lawfulneſs of it, but two or three daies before his apprehenſion, on purpoſe (ſaith the Evangeliſt Luk. 20. 21.) that they might take hold of his words, that ſo they might deliver him into the power of the Roman-Governour, he affirmed it, and utterly ſilenced them with that divinely prudent anſwer of his, Reddite quæ ſunt Cæſaris Cæſari, & que ſunt Dei Deo, that they ſhould give to Ceſar Ceſars Coine.


Middle English[edit]

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From Latin Caesar.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Caesar
    • c. 1275 (?a. 1200), Lay.Brut (Clg A.9) 7842:
      Þa com Julius Cesar & hær æf næs na wiht war.
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Related terms[edit]


  • English: Cesar (obsolete)


Proper noun[edit]

Cesar ?

  1. A department of Colombia

Derived terms[edit]


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  1. The letter "C" in the Swedish spelling alphabet

Proper noun[edit]

Cesar c (genitive Cesars)

  1. a male given name from Latin Caesar, of rare usage



Proper noun[edit]

Cesar m

  1. Caesar


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Cesar Gesar Nghesar Chesar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.