sir

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See also: Sir, sır, sír, sîr, șir, and şîr

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sir, from Old French sire (master, sir, lord), from Latin senior (older, elder), from senex (old). Compare sire, signor, seignior, señor.

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sir or Sir (plural sirs)

  1. A man of a higher rank or position.
  2. An address to a military superior of either sex.
    Yes sir.
  3. An address to any male, especially if his name or proper address is unknown.
    Excuse me, sir, could you tell me where the nearest bookstore is?

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sir (third-person singular simple present sirs, present participle sirring, simple past and past participle sirred)

  1. To address (someone) using "sir".
    "Right this way, sir." — "You don't have to sir me."
    He sirred me! Do I really look that masculine just because I'm wearing a tie?

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Rafsi[edit]

sir

  1. rafsi of sirji.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

sir (verbal noun sireadh)

  1. seek, search, look for

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *syrъ.

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sȉr m (Cyrillic spelling си̏р)

  1. cheese

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *syrъ.

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sìr m inan (genitive síra, nominative plural síri)

  1. cheese

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Uzbek[edit]

Noun[edit]

sir (plural sirlar)

  1. cheese

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

sir f (plural siroedd)

  1. county, shire

Zay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Silt'e [script?] (sa:r).

Noun[edit]

sir

  1. grass

References[edit]

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind