Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fact of the Day: Prince

The English words Prince and Princess come from the Latin word princeps which means "principal citizen" in English. 

13 comments:

Huggybear said...

Adam mate!
That is hardly earth moving information.
I'm pleased to announce that the Junk Food mob,
called MacDonalds is under tax avoidance investigation
at long last here in Australia. All profits are in Singaporean banks - silly them we have bank arrangements with the Singapore government.
I wonder do MacDonalds have off shore banks in the Caymen Islands for your American tax avoidance outlets???????
Might be a good idea for the next President of the USA to look into, eh????????????
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Margaret D said...

I didn't know that, but do now.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I never knew that.

DEZMOND said...

The English use it wider than other people. Us Slavic people have different words for the king's children and for other high nobles, while the English will say prince or princess for both.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one, makes sense indeed

Martha said...

Oh, I didn't know that. That is interesting!

happyone said...

Interesting. Didn't know that.

Christine said...

Oh interesting

Sandra Cox said...

Principal citizen....I like it!

stephen Hayes said...

All those years of Latin, but I still didn't know this.

bj said...

hmmm, have to say i never even wondered about this...but any info i learn is a good thing....

Bethany Carson said...

Always interesting to learn word roots!

Kay said...

Hmmmmmm... This is an interesting fact.