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EMPEROR, an officer. This word is synonymous with the Latin imperator; they are both derived from the. verb imperare. Literally, it signifies he who commands.
     2. Under the Roman republic, the title emperor was the generic name given to the commanders-in-chief in the armies. But even then the application of the word was restrained to the successful commander, who was declared emperor by the acclamations of the army, and was afterwards honored with the title by a decree of the senate. 3. It, is now used to designate some sovereign prince who bears this title. Ayl. Pand. tit. 23.

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The emperor moth begins life with an active tongue, but it shrinks as it gets older so the moth is unable to feed and dies of starvation.
Tybed mai Emperor Moth ydyw, ac oes rhywun yn gwybod ei enw yn Gymraeg?
Wildlife attracted to the habitat includes black grouse, red grouse, curlew, golden plover, raven, ring ouzel, merlin, hen harrier, emperor moth and fox moth.
"The tropical-looking emperor moth, which once frequented the moors, is now extremely rare.
The most spectacular is the day-flying Emperor Moth.
The Mopani worm is a sun-dried caterpillar from South Africa and is the brightly coloured caterpillar of the Emperor Moth variety, one of the largest moths in the world.