Caesar (title)

Caesar
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PronunciationEnglish: /ˈszər/ SEE-zər
Classical Latin[ˈkae̯sar]
GenderMale
Language(s)Latin
Origin
MeaningEmperor
Region of originRoman Empire
Other names
Variant form(s)
Popularitysee popular names

Caesar (Latin: [ˈkae̯.sar] English pl. Caesars; Latin pl. Caesares; in Greek: Καῖσαρ Kaîsar) is a title of imperial character. It derives from the cognomen of Julius Caesar, the Roman dictator. The change from being a familial name to a title adopted by the Roman emperors can be traced to AD 68, following the fall of the Julio–Claudian dynasty.