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Russian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An abbreviated form of сударь (sudarʹ, sir), сударыня (sudarynja, ma'am).

Suffix[edit]

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  1. (obsolete) sir (an honorific Russian suffix that was formerly used to emphasize the speaker’s politeness or servility before a person of higher social status).
    да-сyes, milord (or milady)
    так-сyes, sir (or ma'am)
    слу́шаю-с (slúšaju-s) — at your service, milord (or milady)

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