henry john kaiser


Henry J(ohn) 1882–1967, U.S. industrialist.
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Kaiser1 (ˈkaɪzə)
1.  any German emperor, esp Wilhelm II (ruled 1888--1918)
2.  obsolete any Austro-Hungarian emperor
[C16: from German, ultimately from Latin Caesar emperor, from the cognomen of Gaius Julius Caesar]

Kaiser2 (German ˈkaizər)
Georg (ˈɡeːɔrk). 1878--1945, German expressionist dramatist

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Word Origin & History

"an emperor," O.E. casere, obscure after M.E., but revived 1858 in ref. to the Ger. emperors of Austria and, after 1870, Germany, from Ger. Kaiser, from Bavarian and Austrian spelling of M.H.G. keisar, from O.H.G. keisar "emperor," an early borrowing of L. cognomen Cæsar (q.v.). The Gmc. and Slavic
peoples seem to have called all Roman emperors "caesar" (cf. O.E. casere, O.N. keisari). Said to be the earliest L. loan word in Gmc.
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Kaiser [(keye-zuhr)]

The German word for “emperor.” The emperors of Austria and Germany were called Kaisers. (See Wilhelm II.)

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