See also: Imperatrix

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Latin imperātrīx. Doublet of empress.

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imperatrix (plural imperatrices)

  1. (historical or archaic) female equivalent of imperator; empress
    • 2007, Katherine Baccaro, Precipice: A Novel of Lust and Lies[1], →ISBN, page 307:
      When I went back, years and years later, she was a drunken, painted sham, still thinking herself the imperatrix of Mareshank, pretending sweet in that broken-down big house. I'd gone north, married, traveled the world.

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From imperō (to command, order) +‎ -trīx. Compare imperātor.

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imperātrīx f (genitive imperātrīcis, masculine imperātor); third declension

  1. A female ruler of an empire, empress.

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative imperātrīx imperātrīcēs
Genitive imperātrīcis imperātrīcum
Dative imperātrīcī imperātrīcibus
Accusative imperātrīcem imperātrīcēs
Ablative imperātrīce imperātrīcibus
Vocative imperātrīx imperātrīcēs

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  • imperatrix”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • imperatrix”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • imperatrix in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • imperatrix in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette