One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
ruler, sovereign, monarch, potentateView synonyms
- ‘After this schism it became fully independent and is today in the rare situation of being headed by a female, an 85 year old Imperatrix.’
- ‘In some documents of this period she is identified as an Imperatrix.’
- ‘The flowing purple robes, embroidered with gold, and the glittering diadem that crowned her raven tresses, imparted to the beautiful republican the imposing appearance of an Imperatrix.’
- ‘He put to death all those who were of the race imperial; and sent to Holin (or Kamkorom) the imperatrices, the queens, and their attendants.’
- ‘She was an executive woman, quick of tongue and something of an imperatrix.’
Early 17th century: Latin, feminine of imperator (see imperator).
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