Sweden: Glossary

Some German-language cognates are included for illustration; they are mot always equivalent in meaning.

den äldre = the Elder
Ärkebiskop = Archbishop
Arvfurste/Arvfurstinna = Heir/Heiress apparent (usually meaning Crown Prince/Princess) (cf. German: Erbfürst/Erbfürstin)
Biskop = Bishop
Drottning = Queen
Greve = Count (cf. German: Graf)
Hertig = Duke (cf. German: Herzog)
Hövitsman/Hövitsmän = Chieftain/Chieftains (cf. German: Hauptmann)
Konung = King
Konungarike = Kingdom (cf. German: Königsreich)
Land-Greve = Landgrave
Med Guds Nåde = By the Grace of God (cf. German: Mit Gottes Gnade)
Pfalzgreve = Count Palatine (cf. German: Pfalzgraf)
regerende Arvfurste = Crown Prince Regent (cf. German: Regierender Erbfürst)
Riksföreståndare/Riksföreståndarar = Lieutenant(s) of the Realm (usually translated: Regent)
Rikshövitsman = Chieftain of the Realm (cf. German: Reichshauptmann)
Riksråd = Council of the Realm (cf. German: Reichsrat)
Riksrådets Kanslipresident = Chairman of the Council of the Realm (literally President of the Chancery) (cf. German: Kanzleipräsident)
Riksrådets ordförande = Speaker of the Council of the Realm (cf. German: Wortführer)
Sverige = Sweden
Sveriges fullmäktig Fru och rätt Husbonde = Sweden's empowered Lady and right Mistress (literally Master) (cf. German: bevollmächtigte Frau)
Sveriges, Götes och Vendes Konung = King of Sweden, of the Goths and of the Wends
Sveriges Konung = King of Sweden
Sveriges och Götes Konung = King of Sweden and of the Goths
utkorade Konung/Drottning = King/Queen-Elect (cf. German: auserkorener König)
utvald Konung/Drottning = King/Queen-Elect (cf. German: auserwählter König)
den yngre = the Younger
Last updated on: 31 Mar 2012 07:26:19