empress

Meaning

Noun

Origin

  • From Middle English emperice, emperesse, from Anglo-Norman and Old French empereriz, from Latin imperatrix, equivalent to emperor + -ess. imperatrix. Compare modern French imp√©ratrice.
  • From Middle English empresse, from Anglo-Norman enpresser ("to press, to imprint"), from Old French empresser. Attested from the 15th or late 14th century.

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