cāser-dōm Posted on August 17, 2015 by Hana Videen cāser-dōm, m.n: an emperor’s rule. (KAH-zer-DOAM / ˈkaː-zɛɹ-ˌdoːm) Share this:ShareClick to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
‘caser’ could be a form of ‘kaiser’ or ‘ceasar’ and ‘-dom’ is the suffix as in ‘wisdom’ and ‘freedom’. The same suffix exists in Dutch, where it had originally the same meaning as ‘doem’ (English ‘doom’), meaning ‘honour’ and ‘place (in society)’. Earlier it meant ‘judgement’. Together: emperor’s judgement.
Yes, Old English dōm means many different things like that, judgment, law, power, etc.: http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/007799.