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English

From the Latin rēx (king), referring originally to rabbits of King Albert of Belgium. Entered English around 1920.

Kurdish

Latin

From Proto-Italic *rēks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king). Cognates include Sanskrit राजन् (rā́jan, king) and Old Irish (king).

Iacobus Rēx Scōtōrum (James [V], King of the Scots)