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From Latin Caesar. Displaced Old English cāsere, which would have yielded *caser, *coser, and Middle English keiser, kaiser, from Old Norse and continental Germanic languages (see also Kaiser).[1]


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  1. An ancient Roman family name, notably that of Gaius Iulius Caesar.
  2. (figuratively) The government; society; earthly powers.
    • :
      Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God's.
    • 1861, David Page, The past and present life of the globe, page 9:
      let it be clearly understood that we are dealing with Life solely in its geological aspects. We appeal unto Caesar; let us be judged by Caesar's laws.
    • 1957, Awake, volume 38, number 14, page 6:
      Caesar may discriminate unjustly against certain races. Christians are not to take issue with Caesar's laws on such matters and flout them, but should submit.
    • 2003, Carol Kammen, On Doing Local History, page 76:
      It is the story of churches that split apart over this issue and of ministers finding ways to justify the return of slaves because they were under the aegis of the laws of Caesar, not the laws of God.
    • 2012, Christopher Buckley, God Is My Broker[1]:
      But I know that Caesar's laws have been broken, and someone has to pay. I'm your man. These are good monks. If they committed any crime, it was to believe in me.

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Caesar (plural Caesars)

  1. A title of Roman emperors.
  2. Abbreviation of Caesar salad.
  3. (Canada) Abbreviation of Bloody Caesar.; A cocktail made from clamato (clam-tomato juice) and vodka, often garnished with celery.
  4. (medicine, colloquial) Short for Caesarean section.



  1. ^ Caesar”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.



Proper nounEdit

Caesar m

  1. Caesar (ancient Roman family name)



Unknown. Possibly related to caesariēs (flowing hair), from Proto-Indo-European *kéysero- (hair), cognate with Sanskrit केसर (kesara, hair).[1]


Proper nounEdit

Caesar m (genitive Caesaris); third declension

  1. a Roman cognomen of the gens Iulia, notably that of Gaius Iulius Caesar.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Caesar Caesarēs
genitive Caesaris Caesarum
dative Caesarī Caesaribus
accusative Caesarem Caesarēs
ablative Caesare Caesaribus
vocative Caesar Caesarēs



  • ^ Wood, Indo-European Ax: Axi: Axu: A Study in Ablaut and in Word Formation