monseigneur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French monseigneur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

monseigneur (plural monseigneurs or messeigneurs)

  1. An honorific form of address for an eminent person in France, especially under the Ancien Régime.
  2. (in particular) A title of the Dauphin of France.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: mon‧seig‧neur

Etymology[edit]

From French Monseigneur.

Noun[edit]

monseigneur m (plural monseigneurs, diminutive monseigneurtje n)

  1. Monsignor

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mon (my) + seigneur (lord).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

monseigneur m (plural messeigneurs)

  1. monseigneur
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, I.1.ii:
      —La salle à manger de monseigneur! s'écria le directeur stupéfait.
      ‘My lord's dining-room!’ cried the stupefied director.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Mgr (abbreviation)