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. 


  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Never knew that one, makes sense indeed

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

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

  6. Always interesting to learn word roots!

  7. Hmmmmmm... This is an interesting fact.