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Rex (title)

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The Latin title rex has the meaning of "king, ruler" (monarch). It is derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs. Its cognates include Sanskrit rājan, Gothic reiks, and Old Irish , etc. Its Greek equivalent is archon (ἄρχων), "leader, ruler, chieftain".

The chief magistrate of the Roman Kingdom was titled Rex Romae (King of Rome).

Usage

  • Rex Catholicissimus (Most Catholic King), awarded by the Pope to the Spanish monarchs since 1493
  • Romanorum Rex (King of the Romans), used by the German king since the 11th century
  • Rex Britanniae (King of Britain), Æthelbald of Mercia (737)
  • Rex Scottorum (King of the Scots), used by the Scottish king between the 11th century and 1707
  • Rex Sclavorum (King of the Slavs), various Medieval Slavic rulers
  • References

    Rex (title) Wikipedia


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