Kaiser

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See also: kaiser, káiser, and kàiser

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From German Kaiser (emperor).

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Kaiser (plural Kaisers)

  1. 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.

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Etymology[edit]

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.[1][2][3]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɪ̯zɐ/, [ˈkʰaɪ̯zɐ]

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Kaiser m (genitive Kaisers, plural Kaiser)

  1. emperor (ruler of certain monarchies; highest monarch)

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Kaiser ? (genitive Kaiser)

  1. A common surname originating as a nickname.

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