The titles of the feudal nobility in England sounded like this: Duke, Earl, Comt, Baron, Knight.

The titles of the feudal nobility in England sounded like this: Duke, Earl, Comt, Baron, Knight. What languages did they come from? What did they mean before?

Duke – from the Latin “duks” (prince). Comt – from the Latin “comets” (voivode). Knight – from the Germanic “knigt” (horseman; hence the German “knecht” (servant) and Russian “prince”). Yerl – from the Norwegian “jarl” (voivode). Baron – from the Latin “baro” (free man).

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