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PronouncedPron.KIE-sar Classical Latin
SEE-zər English

Meaning & History

From a Roman cognomen which possibly meant "hairy", from Latin caesaries "hair". Julius Caesar and his adopted son Julius Caesar Octavianus (commonly known as Augustus) were both rulers of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC. Caesar was used as a title by the emperors that came after them.
Other Languages & CulturesCésar French Cesare, Cesarino Italian Cezary Polish César Portuguese Cézar, Cezar Portuguese (Brazilian) Cezar Romanian César Spanish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute