Emperor meaning

ĕmpər-ər
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The male ruler of an empire.
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The supreme ruler of an empire.
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A large, relatively valuable marble in children's games.
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Any of various butterflies (family Nymphalidae) and moths (family Saturniidae)
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The male monarch or ruler of an empire.
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(medieval political theory) Specifically, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire; the world-monarch.

The Investiture Controversy was a conflict between the Emperor and the Pope.

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Origin of emperor

  • Middle English emperour from Old French empereor from Latin imperātor from imperāre to command in- in en–1 parāre to prepare perə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French empereür (Modern French empereur), from Latin imperator (“emperor; commander”), from imperare (“ to command”).

    From Wiktionary