sceptre

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English septre, sceptre, from Old French sceptre, from Latin scēptrum, from Ancient Greek σκῆπτρον (skêptron, staff, stick, baton), from σκήπτω (skḗptō, to prop, to support, to lean upon a staff).

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sceptre (plural sceptres)

  1. (UK) An ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch as a symbol of power.

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Verb[edit]

sceptre (third-person singular simple present sceptres, present participle sceptring, simple past and past participle sceptred)

  1. To give a sceptre to.
    • 1713, Thomas Tickell, On the Prospect of Peace
      To Britain's queen the sceptred suppliant bends.
  2. To invest with royal power.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin scēptrum, itself borrowed from Ancient Greek σκῆπτρον (skêptron).

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  • IPA(key): /sɛptʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sceptre m (plural sceptres)

  1. sceptre

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