County [ ˈkaʊnti ] is the English name for county . In many cases, however, the historical name is also used for political administrative units or districts, which are not presided over by aristocrats.
- County (Ireland)
- County (Canada)
- County (Liberia)
- County (United States)
- County (United Kingdom)
- Administrative division of Jamaica
Etymology and Spelling
County originally stood for the area under the jurisdiction of a count or an earl . Both titles of nobility are usually translated in German as Graf , where Earl is the name for an English and Count for a non-English earl. This is in turn derived from the French "Comte", a French official title. See also there → Comte .
German-language dictionaries also list the word. The Duden recommends the plural formation counties (as opposed to English counties ) and as gender that or that . The genitive form of the noun in the neuter is des Countys .
- County in the Duden online dictionary