- margrethe ii,
Origin of margrave
Examples from the Web for margrave
The Margrave saw at a glance that here was food for his hunger after knowledge concerning abnormal working of the human heart.Strictly Business|O. Henry
I gathered rapidly and succinctly together all that I knew and all that I guessed of Margrave's existence and arts.
I turned my astonished gaze back to Sir Philip; yes, unmistakably it was on Margrave that his look was fixed.
I did not hear Margrave's answer, for at that moment my servant entered with letters.
He inquired for Margrave at the door, and the maid asked him to go into the library.The Main Chance|Meredith Nicholson
Word Origin for margrave
military governor of a German border province, 1550s, from Middle Dutch markgrave (Dutch markgraaf), literally "count of the border," from Old High German marcgravo; second element from graf "count, earl" (Old High German gravo, gravjo), from West Germanic *grafa "a designation of rank, possibly borrowed from Greek grapheus "scribe." For first element see mark (n.1). Later a hereditary title under the Holy Roman Empire. His wife was a margravine.