The surprise announcement comes after a dramatic decline in the popularity of king Juan Carlos, 76, who has ruled since 1975.
king retained some hope as he watched a half dozen waverers hanging back from voting.
Houghton Hall Revisited, Houghton Hall, king's Lynn, England, May 17–September 29.
The authorizing legislation for the king family was passed in 2004, with the ceremony a long time coming.
Before each commercial break, king challenged the candidates on the most pressing issues to get to know them personally.
These may have been worn by king Agamemnon, or by the Trojan warriors.
But instead of carrying them home she walked to the king's palace and knocked at the door.
Then there is Aribaius the king of Cappadocia with 6000 horse and 30,000 archers and targeteers.
The king was delighted, for it was indeed a very nice castle, full of riches.
Both appear in the king's will as his feoffees for Eton and king's.
Old English cyning "king, ruler," from Proto-Germanic *kuninggaz (cf. Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Danish konge, Old Saxon and Old High German kuning, Middle High German künic, German König). Possibly related to Old English cynn "family, race" (see kin), making a king originally a "leader of the people;" or from a related root suggesting "noble birth," making a king originally "one who descended from noble birth." The sociological and ideological implications render this a topic of much debate.
Finnish kuningas "king," Old Church Slavonic kunegu "prince" (Russian knyaz, Bohemian knez), Lithuanian kunigas "clergyman" are loans from Germanic.
As leon is the king of bestes. [John Gower, "Confessio Amantis," 1390]In Old English, used for names of chiefs of Anglian and Saxon tribes or clans, then of the states they founded. Also extended to British and Danish chiefs they fought. The chess piece so called from early 15c.; the playing card from 1560s; use in checkers/draughts first recorded 1820. Applied in nature to species deemed remarkably big or dominant (e.g. king crab, 1690s). In marketing, king-size is from 1939, originally of cigarettes.
[I]t was [Eugene] Field who haunted the declining years of Creston Clarke with his review of that actor's Lear. ... Said he, "Mr. Clarke played the King all the evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace." ["Theatre Magazine," January 1922]
masc. personal name, in medieval lore the name of one of Charlemagne's peers, friend of Roland, from French Olivier, from Middle Low German Alfihar, literally "elf-host, elf-army," from alf "elf" (see elf) + hari "host, army" (see harry (v.)). Cognate with Anglo-Saxon name Ælfhere. Form influenced in Old French by olivier "olive tree."