Kaiser (plural Kaisers)
- An emperor of a German-speaking country, particularly the Holy Roman Empire (962–1806), the Austrian Empire (1806–1918), or the German Empire (1871–1918) — often specifically Wilhelm II — or (rarely) any emperor.
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:Kaiser.
From Middle High German keiser, from Old High German keisur, keisar, from Proto-Germanic *kaisaraz, 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.
Kaiser m (genitive Kaisers, plural Kaiser)
- emperor (ruler of certain monarchies; highest monarch)
Kaiser ? (genitive Kaiser)
- A common surname originating as a nickname.
- Kaiser in Duden online