Sir Charles, you wrote;
"We've all too well learned that a good ancient name had many subtle meanings to many different hearers."
Your words above are better than great! They expouse much more than most of us can ever really assimilate!
Buy, pray tell me, could you assume that my etymoloigy could depict the passing on of the signs of power between one power an another,could, and would mention, the "only" sign, that really differetiated power" as well as the "power of the sword", within the paragim of a King and Religious Ruler, combined, not resemble the entirety of the same "symbolic" signs, that supposedly, only existed during the Middle Ages or later?
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