dominus

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See also: Dominus

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin dominus (master). See dame.

Noun[edit]

dominus (plural domini)

  1. master; sir; a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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dominus

  1. conditional of domini

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

domus (house) +‎ -inus (forming masculine nouns describing owners or residents)

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Noun[edit]

dominus m (genitive dominī); second declension

  1. The owner of a residence, the master of its servants and slaves
  2. Any lord with similar authority over others

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dominus dominī
genitive dominī dominōrum
dative dominō dominīs
accusative dominum dominōs
ablative dominō dominīs
vocative domine dominī

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References[edit]

  • dominus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879