Votre Grandeur

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French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

Votre Grandeur f

  1. Your Highness
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume I, Chapter I:
      Je suis, madame, le géant Caraculiambro, seigneur de l’île Malindrania, qu’a vaincu en combat singulier le jamais dignement loué chevalier don Quichotte de la Manche, lequel m’a ordonné de me présenter devant Votre Grâce, pour que Votre Grandeur dispose de moi tout à son aise.
      I am, madame, the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island Malindrania, whom the ever worthily praised Don Quixote of La Mancha has beaten in remarkable combat, and has ordered me to present myself before Your Grace, so that Your Highness may dispose of me at her discretion.

Usage notes[edit]

This term, although it functions as a second-person pronoun, is grammatically third person, taking third-person verbs, pronouns, etc.

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