señor

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See also: senor, senhor, and Señor

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish señor. Doublet of senior.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /seɪnˈjɔɹ/, /seɪnˈjoʊɹ/, /sinˈjɔɹ/

Noun[edit]

señor (plural señores)

  1. A Spanish term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a married or an older man.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese sennor, from Latin senior.

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Noun[edit]

señor m (plural señores, feminine señora, feminine plural señoras)

  1. elder, senior
  2. sir, mister
  3. lord, master
  4. (capitalized, Catholicism) the Lord / God

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Noun[edit]

señor f (plural señores)

  1. (archaic) lady, milady

References[edit]

  • señor” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • señor” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • señor” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • señor” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • señor” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish sennor (lord), from Vulgar Latin *senjor (master, elder, lord, nobleman), from Latin senior, seniōrem (elder), comparative form of senex (old). Doublet of senior, borrowed from Latin.

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Noun[edit]

señor m (plural señores, feminine señora, feminine plural señoras)

  1. mister, sir, lord (title conferred on a married or an older male)
  2. gentleman
    Synonym: caballero
  3. master
    Synonym: amo

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Adjective[edit]

señor (feminine singular señora, plural señores)

  1. (before noun) great big; whopping
    dar un señor golpe
    Give a good big whack
  2. free

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