- souvenir sheet,
- sov language,
- sov. un.,
- sovereignty association,
Origin of sovereign
Examples from the Web for sovereignly
He was not a sovereignly autonomous Hemingway, or Mailer, or Roth.
"That was very pretty in her; it was sovereignly gracious," said Elmore.A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories|William D. Howells
All the notes were firm, and rounded, and sovereignly distinct.Sandra Belloni, Complete|George Meredith
Since it is sovereignly perfect, what need of development would it have?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Word Origin for sovereign
late 13c., "superior, ruler, master," from Old French soverain "sovereign, lord, ruler," noun use of adjective meaning "highest, supreme, chief" (see sovereign (adj.)). Meaning "gold coin worth 22s 6d" first recorded late 15c.; value changed 1817 to 1 pound.
early 14c., "great, superior, supreme," from Old French soverain "highest, supreme, chief," from Vulgar Latin *superanus "chief, principal" (source also of Spanish soberano, Italian soprano), from Latin super "over" (see super-). Spelling influenced by folk-etymology association with reign. Milton spelled it sovran, as though from Italian sovrano. Of remedies or medicines, "potent in a high degree," from late 14c.