Kings have Long Hands to Kirke-grim
Kings have Long Hands Do not quarrel with a king, as his power and authority reach to the end of
his dominions. The Latin proverb is, An nescis longas regibus esse manus, and the German, Mit
grossen herren es ist nicht gut kirschen zu essen (It is not good to eat cherries with great men, as
they throw the stones in your eyes).
There's such divinity doth hedge a king, The books of the four kings. A pack of cards.
That treason can but peep to what it would.
in Hamlet, iv. 5.
After supper were brought in the books of the four kings.- Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel, i. 22. The
three kings of Cologne. The representatives of the three magi who came from the East to offer gifts
to the infant Jesus. Tradition makes them three Eastern kings, and at Cologne the names ascribed to
them are Kaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar.
Kings may override Grammar (See Grammar .)
Abgarus (The Grand). So the kings of Edessa were styled.
Abimelech (my father the king).
The chief ruler of the ancient Philistines.
Agag (lord). The chief ruler of the Amalekites (4 syl.).
Khan (very-great chieftain). Hindustan.
Anax. The chief ruler of the ancient Greek kingdoms. Anaxandron
was the over-king.
Archon (The). The chief of the nine magistrates of Athens. The next in rank was called
Basileus (3 syl.); and the third Polemarch (3 syl.), or Field-Marshal.
Asser or Assyr (blessed one). The
chief ruler of ancient Assyria.
Attabeg (father prince). Persia, 1118.
Augustus. The title of the reigning
Emperor of Rome, when the heir presumptive was styled Caesar. (See Augustus.)
One whose power is absolute; Russia.
Beglerbeg. (See Bey.)
Ben-Hadad (son of the sun or Hadad).
The chief ruler of ancient Damascus.
Bey of Tunis. In Turkey, a bey is the governor of a banner, and
the chief over the seven banners is the beglar-bey.
Brenn or Brenhin (war-chief) of the ancient Gauls.
A dictator appointed by the Druids in times of danger.
Bretwalda (wielder of Britain). Chief king of the
Caesar Proper name adopted by the Roman emperors. (See Kaiser.)
Calif (successor). Successors
of Mahomet; now the Grand Signior of Turkey, and Sophi of Persia.
Candace. Proper name adopted by
the queens of Ethiopia.
Cazique (Ca-zeek'). American Indians; native princes of the ancient Peruvians,
Cubans, Mexicans, etc.
Chagan. The chief of the Avars.
Cham.) (See Khan.
Cral. The despot of ancient
Cyrus (mighty). Ancient Persia. (See Cyrus.)
Czar (Caesar). Russia. Assumed by Ivan III., who
married a princess of the Byzantine line, in 1472. He also introduced the double-headed black eagle
of Byzantium as the national symbol.
Darius, Latin form of Darawesh (king). Ancient Persia.
Algiers, before it was annexed to France in 1830. (Turkish, dai, uncle.)
Dictator. A military autocrat,
appointed by the Romans in times of danger.
Domnu (lord). Roumania.
Emperor. (See Imperator.)
A female emperor, or the wife of an emperor.
Esin'qæ (q.v.). Kings of Kent.
Hospodar. Moldavia and Wallachia; now
borne by the Emperor of Russia.
Imperator (ruler or commander). The Latin form of emperor.
Judge. Ancient Jews (Shophet).
Kaiser (same as Caesar, q.v.). The German Emperor.
or Ghengis-Khan. Tartary. In Persia, the governor of a province is called a Khan.
King or Queen. Great Britain, etc. (Anglo-Saxon cyn, the people or nation, and -ing (a
patronymic) = the man of, the choice of, etc.)
Lama or Dalai Lama (great mother-of-souls). Thibet.
(king). Ancient Jews.
Mogul' or Great Mogul. Mongolia.
Nejus or Nejushee (lord protector). Abyssinia.
Padishah (fatherly king). The Sultan's title.
Pendragon (chief of the dragons, or summus
rex). A dictator, created by the ancient Celts in times of danger.
Pharaoh (light of the world). Ancient
President. Republics of America, France, etc.
Ptolemy (proper name adopted). Egypt after the
death of Alexander.
Queen. (Anglo-Saxon, cwen; Creek, gune, a woman.)
Rajah or Maha-rajah (great
Rex (ruler). A Latin word equivalent to our king.
Scherif (lord) Mecca and Medina.
Sheik (patriarch). Arabia.
Shophetim. So the Jewish Judges were styled.
A title of the Shah of Persia.
Stadtholder (city-holder). Formerly chief magistrate of Holland.
Sultan or Soldan (ruler). Turkey.
Vayvode or Waywode (2 syl.) of Transylvania,
Moldavia, and Wallachia.
Vladika (ruler). Montenegro.
Also, Aga, ameer or emir, archduke, count, doge,
duke, effendi, elector, exarch, herzog (= duke), imaum, infanta, landamman, landgrave, mandarin, margrave,
or margravine, nabob, pacha or bashaw, prince, sachem, satrap, seigneur or grandseigneur, sirdar,
subahdar, suzerain, tetrarch, viceroy, etc., in some cases are chief independent rulers, in some cases