See also: Empress
Etymology 1 Edit
Alternative forms Edit
empress (plural empresses)
- The female monarch (ruler) of an empire.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], 2nd edition, part 1, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire, London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act III, scene iii:
- Sit downe by her: adorned with my Crowne,
As if thou wert the Empreſſe of the world.
- The wife or widow of an emperor or equated ruler.
- 2008, Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe: Society in Transformation, page 211:
- Empress, imperial regent, and even emperor herself (r. 797–802), Irene was an important and powerful figure at the Byzantine court in the late eighth and early ninth century.
- (tarot) The third trump or major arcana card of most tarot decks.
- (rare) A female chimpanzee.
- A deciduous tree, Paulownia tomentosa
Derived terms Edit
female monarch of an empire
wife or widow of an emperor
third trump or major arcana
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Etymology 2 Edit
- Rare form of .