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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... In 868 Count Vímara Peres was named Count of Portugal, after the reconquest of the region north of the Douro river ...
Famous quotes containing the word count:
“I count those feathered balls of soot
The moor-hen guides upon the stream,
To silence the envy in my thought;
And turn towards my chamber, caught
In the cold snows of a dream.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)