Viscount

A viscount (t/ (About this soundlisten) VY-kownt, for male[1]) or viscountess (s/, for female[2]) is a title used in certain European countries for a noble of varying status. In many countries a viscount, and its historical equivalents, was a non-hereditary, administrative or judicial position, and did not develop into an hereditary title until much later.[3] In the case of French viscounts, it is customary to leave the title untranslated as vicomte [vi.kɔ̃t] and vicomtesse.

Etymology

The word viscount comes from Old French visconte (Modern French: vicomte), itself from Medieval Latin vicecomitem, accusative of vicecomes, from Late Latin vice- "deputy" + Latin comes (originally "companion"; later Roman imperial courtier or trusted appointee, ultimately count).[4]

Other Languages
العربية: فيكونت
aragonés: Vizconte
azərbaycanca: Vikont
беларуская: Віконт
български: Виконт
català: Vescomte
čeština: Vikomt
dansk: Vicomte
Deutsch: Vicomte
eesti: Vikont
español: Vizconde
Esperanto: Vicgrafo
فارسی: ویکنت
français: Vicomte
Gaeilge: Bíocunta
한국어: 자작
հայերեն: Վիկոնտ
íslenska: Vísigreifi
italiano: Visconte
עברית: ויקונט
ქართული: ვიკონტი
Latina: Vicecomes
latviešu: Vikonts
lietuvių: Vikontas
magyar: Vikomt
日本語: 子爵
norsk: Vicomte
norsk nynorsk: Vicomte
Nouormand: Vicomte
polski: Wicehrabia
português: Visconde
română: Viconte
русский: Виконт
Simple English: Viscount
slovenčina: Vikomt
српски / srpski: Виконт
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Vikont
suomi: Varakreivi
svenska: Vicomte
Tagalog: Biskonde
Türkçe: Vikont
українська: Віконт
Tiếng Việt: Tử tước
粵語: 子爵
中文: 子爵