King in 10 languages
A lot of the terms for King in various languages come from the Latin, rex. However, the English for King come from the Anglo-Saxon cyning, which is descended from an old form of German. I am guessing that this is also responsible for the Polish and German terms.
As of 2016 there are 15 kings and 2 queens around the world at the moment.
The king pictured above is probably one of the most famous (infamous?) kings, at least in the U.K. His name was King Henry VIII and he ruled England from 1509 -1547.
He is probably most well-known for his six wives, his dissolution of the monasteries and breaking away from the Catholic Church. Less well-known is the fact that he was trilingual (English, French and Latin), an accomplished musician on the lute and was successful in both tennis and jousting.
Who do you first think of when you think of a king?
Did you learn something new about Henry VIII?
Have you come across the word for ‘king’ in your target language before?
Let me know in the comments!
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