Origin of prince
noun (Italian Il Principe),
Related Words for princenobleman, ruler, sovereign, potentate, royalty, monarch, emir, archduke, raja, emeer, rajah
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Contemporary Examples of prince
The new claims present numerous big problems for Prince Andrew.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’
January 4, 2015
Prince may have pranced around like a carefree libertine onstage, but in rehearsal he was more drill sergeant than sprite.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’
January 1, 2015
Prince George and his parents are enjoying their first Christmas in their magnificent country home.
And in a big departure from established royal protocol, Prince George might even get a—gasp—present to open on Christmas Day.
The biggest misfire here, though, was the notion that anyone would believe that this dude looked at all like Prince Harry.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More
December 19, 2014
Historical Examples of prince
It was Chrysippus, prince of Clazomenæ, the nephew of Anaxagoras.
"But you went to Athens, and took no care for your country," rejoined the prince.
I have sought thy daughter in marriage for Xerxes, prince of the empire.
They called him a King or a prince and obeyed his orders for their own common benefit.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Their triumphal entry into Adelaide was a demonstration worthy of a prince.Explorations in Australia
Word Origin for prince
c.1200, "ruler of a principality" (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince "prince, noble lord" (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) "first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign," noun use of adjective meaning "that takes first," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere "to take" (see capable). German cognate fürst, from Old High German furist "first," is apparently an imitation of the Latin formation. Colloquial meaning "admirable or generous person" is from 1911, American English. Prince Regent was the title of George, Prince of Wales (later George VI) during the mental incapacity of George III (1811-1820).