Count (male) or Countess (female) is a title in European countries for a noble of varying status, but historically deemed to convey an approximate rank intermediate between the highest and lowest titles of nobility. The word count came into English from the French comte, itself from Latin comes—in its accusative comitem—meaning "companion", and later "companion of the emperor, delegate of the emperor". The adjective form of the word is "comital". The British and Irish equivalent is an earl (whose wife is a "countess", for lack of an English term). Alternative names for the "Count" rank in the nobility structure are used in other countries, such as Graf in Germany and Hakushaku during the Japanese Imperial era.
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... Aristocracy Raymond I, Count of Toulouse (died 865) Raymond II, Count of Toulouse (died 924) Raymond III, Count of Toulouse (died 978) Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (c. 1041 or 1042–1105) Raymond V, Count of Toulouse (1134–1198) Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1156–1222) Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (1197–1249) Raymond II. 1115–1152), Count of Tripoli from 1137 to 1152 Raymond III of Tripoli (c ...
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“The greatest waste of time he knew of was to count the hourswhat good can come of it?and the greatest illusion in the world, to lead ones day by the sound of the clock, and not by precepts of common sense and understanding.”
—François Rabelais (14941553)
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—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“If only Centuries, delayed,
Id count them on my Hand,”
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