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The Latin title rex has the meaning of "king, ruler" (monarch).[1][2] It is derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs. Its cognates include Sanskrit rājan, Gothic reiks, and Old Irish , etc. Its Greek equivalent is archon (ἄρχων), "leader, ruler, chieftain".

The chief magistrate of the Roman Kingdom was titled Rex Romae (King of Rome).

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  1. ^ Dale, Rodney; Puttick, Steve (1997-01-01). The Wordsworth Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms. Wordsworth Editions. p. 135. ISBN 9781853263859.
  2. ^ Gray, Debra (2004-01-01). Public Services (uniformed). Heinemann. p. 35. ISBN 9780435456597.