sovereign englannista suomeksi
Exercising power of rule.
Exceptional in quality.
Her voice was her sovereign talent.
Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.).
1590, (w), ''(w)'', III.v:
- The soueraigne weede betwixt two marbles plaine / She pownded small, and did in peeces bruze, / And then atweene her lilly handes twaine, / Into his wound the iuyce thereof did scruze (..)
(quote-book)|year=1876|volume=II|page=226|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=F7o9AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA226|oclc=752538909|passage=Homer of Moly and Nepenthe singes: / Moly, the gods most soveraigne hearbe divine. / Nepenth Hellen's drink, which gladnes brings,— / Hart's greife repells, and doth y(sup) witts refine.
- a sovereign remedy
- Such a sovereign influence has this passion upon the regulation of the lives and actions of men.
Having supreme, ultimate power.
c1610, (w), ''(w)'', V.i:
- You pity not the state, nor the remembrance of his most sovereign name.
Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
- We acknowledge him God our sovereign good.
(RQ:Milton Paradise Lost)
- No question is to be made but that the bed of the Mississippi belongs to the sovereign, that is, to the nation.
One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
A large, garish ring; a (w).
2004, December 11, "Birkenhead, Merseyside" BBC Voices recording (0:06:52)
- No, someone who wears loads of sovereigns as well loads of gold and has uh a curly perm and peroxide blonde hair, orange, orange sunbed skin and a fringe like this blow-dried to death, that’s a ‘scally’.
To rule over as a sovereign.