imperatrix

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Etymology[edit]

Latin imperatrix. Doublet of empress.

Noun[edit]

imperatrix (plural imperatrices)

  1. (historical or archaic) feminine equivalent of imperator; empress
    • 2007, Katherine Baccaro, Precipice: A Novel of Lust and Lies[1], →ISBN, page 307:
      When I went back, years and years later, she was a drunken, painted sham, still thinking herself the imperatrix of Mareshank, pretending sweet in that broken-down big house. I'd gone north, married, traveled the world.

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Etymology[edit]

From imperō (to command, order) +‎ -trīx. Compare imperātor.

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Noun[edit]

imperātrīx f (genitive imperātrīcis); third declension

  1. A female ruler of an empire, empress.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative imperātrīx imperātrīcēs
Genitive imperātrīcis imperātrīcum
Dative imperātrīcī imperātrīcibus
Accusative imperātrīcem imperātrīcēs
Ablative imperātrīce imperātrīcibus
Vocative imperātrīx imperātrīcēs

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