Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *kaisar, from Latin Caesar. The original form must have been cāser (attested in the East Anglian royal genealogy and the Rituale Ecclesiae Dunelmensis, and, as cāsaer, in the Liber Vitae Dunelmensis), which is why "empress" is cāseren and not *cāsestre. The final -e was added later by analogy with the suffix -ere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑː.se.re/, [ˈkɑː.ze.re]

NounEdit

cāsere m

  1. emperor

DeclensionEdit

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