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    Question What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    Hello everyone.

    I asked this question yesterday, but I couldn't find my post anywhere, so I thought I should ask it again.

    But first, allow me to reintroduce myself to you.

    I am The_Xtreme, I used to be a member here but I had to be absent for a while because of personal issues, it's nice to see

    old faces again, and it's a pleasure to meet the new faces :)

    On to my question:

    What do the words "unto" and "czar" means in this sentence:

    "This word is used by ancient romans used for rulership, like unto "king", "czar",etc"




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    Re: What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    Your post yesterday was deleted because it contained no meaningful content. You simply introduced yourself and said you used to be a member. Now that you have asked an actual question, this post will be approved.

    So welcome back to the forum.

    Where did you find the sentence you quoted?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your post yesterday was deleted because it contained no meaningful content. You simply introduced yourself and said you used to be a member. Now that you have asked an actual question, this post will be approved.

    So welcome back to the forum.

    Where did you find the sentence you quoted?
    Hi !

    I remember you, how are you ?

    It's good to see you.

    I'm sorry, I thought that I did write the question on that post, please accept my apologies.

    As for your question, It was a text conversation with one of my friends, he left for holiday, so I can't contact him.

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    Re: What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    Your friend was explaining a word which had once been used for the ruler of a country. King and czar (sometimes spelled "tsar" are similar words. Unto is an archaic way to say "to".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    Yes. Russian kings were called czars or tzars. It's the Russian word for Caesar.

    In the US, we sometimes call a powerful head of an important government organization a czar. The head of a country's drug-fighting agency might be called a drug czar. The head of an agency that managed oil and gas imports might be called an energy czar.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    We do the same in the UK.

    And the German term Kaiser is another variation on Caesar.

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    Re: What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Your friend was explaining a word which had once been used for the ruler of a country. King and czar (sometimes spelled "tsar" are similar words. Unto is an archaic way to say "to".
    When I asked someone, he said that "like unto" means "like" or "similar" is that true ?

    And if it is, then which one is meant to be the meaning here ?

    "to" or "similar" or "like" ?

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    Re: What do the words "unto" and "czar" mean here ? (V2)

    "Like unto" means "like" or "similar to."

    They all mean the same thing.

    There are no spaces before question marks. Use them this way: . . . is that true?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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