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date: 25 November 2020

rex, 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Tim J. CornellTim J. Cornell

the Latin word for king, has an Indo-European root which is found also in *Celtic and Indo-Iranian languages. Traditionally Rome itself was ruled by kings during its earliest history, but curiously the literary sources are reticent about kingship among other Italic peoples, including the Latins. Apart from a few isolated examples such as king Acron of Caenina (... ...

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