Day: March 8, 2017

Are there languages which refer to the President of the USA as “ruler of the planet”?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

As OP hinted, Greek is one. English is not one. The difference between the two is, I believe, instructive. Greek planitarkhis πλανητάρχης means “planet ruler” (or “planet leader”); the Classicising form of it in English would be planetarch. The term was coined in Greek in the early 1990s, when the fall of the Soviet Union […]