Prince is a general term for a ruler, monarch or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family, and is a hereditary title in the nobility of some European states. The feminine equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun princeps, from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince".
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Thats another kind of prison.
Its not the prince at all,
but my father
drunkenly bent over my bed,
circling the abyss like a shark....”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“What is it then to me, if impious War,
Arrayed in flames like to the prince of fiends,
Do with his smirched complexion all fell feats
Enlinked to waste and desolation?”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“The prince in disguise makes the most charming beggar in the world, no doubt; but that is becauseas all fairy-tales from the beginning of time have taught usthe prince wears his rags as if they were purple. And, to do that, he not only must once have worn purple, but must never forget the purple that he has worn. And to the argument that all cannot wear purple, I can ... only reply that that seems to me to be no reason why all should wear rags.”
—Katharine Fullerton Gerould (18791944)