interrex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, inter- (between) + rex (king).

Noun[edit]

interrex (plural interrexes or interreges)

  1. (historical) An official in Ancient Rome, who acted as single head of state during the interregnum between two consulates.
  2. (historical) An equivalent regent from the death of a Polish king till the election and enthronement of his successor.
  3. (figuratively) A similar interim ruler, CEO etc.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, inter- (between) + rex (king).

Noun[edit]

interrex m (plural interreges or interrexen, diminutive interrexje n)

  1. (historical) An interrex, temporary head of state during the interregnum between two Roman consulates or from the death of a Polish king till the election and enthronement of his successor

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From inter- +‎ rēx.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

interrēx m (genitive interrēgis); third declension

  1. during the Roman Monarchy, the regent holding the royal power between the death of one king and the election of another
  2. during the Roman Republic, one who who acted as head of state between two consulates

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative interrēx interrēgēs
genitive interrēgis interrēgum
dative interrēgī interrēgibus
accusative interrēgem interrēgēs
ablative interrēge interrēgibus
vocative interrēx interrēgēs

References[edit]

  • interrex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • interrex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “interrex”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • interrex in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • interrex in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin