senhor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Portuguese senhor

Noun[edit]

senhor (plural senhors or senhores)

  1. A Portuguese gentleman.

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Old Occitan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin senior, seniōrem.

Noun[edit]

senhor m (oblique plural senhors, nominative singular senhors, nominative plural senhor)

  1. lord (a nobleman in medieval society)

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

senhor m, f (plural senhores)

  1. Alternative form of sennor
    • 13th century, João de Lobeira, (Please provide the book title or journal name) (in Old Portuguese):

      Das que vejo
      nom desejo
      outra senhor se vós nom
      e desejo
      tam sobejo
      mataria um leon
      senhor do meu coraçom
      fim roseta,
      fror sobre toda fror
      fim roseta,
      nom me meta
      em tal coisa voss'amor!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese sennor, from Latin seniōrem, accusative of senior (older), comparative of senex (old), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old). Doublet of sénior.

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Noun[edit]

senhor m (plural senhores, feminine senhora, feminine plural senhoras)

  1. mister (title conferred to an adult male)
    Dei o livro ao senhor João.
    I gave the book to mister John.
  2. sir (address to any male)
    Não irei, senhor.
    I won’t go, sir.
  3. (military) sir (address to a military superior)
    Sim, senhor!
    Yes sir!
  4. an old man
    O cinema estava cheio de senhores.
    The film theatre was full of old men.
  5. an unspecified male
    Um senhor está a sua procura.
    Some guy is looking for you.
  6. (historical) feudal lord
    O senhor ordenou a construção de uma fossa.
    The lord ordered the construction of a moat.
  7. master (owner of a slave)
    Escravos devem obedecer seus senhores.
    Slaves must obey their masters.
  8. (honorific) Sir (title given to a knight)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (old man): idoso, velho
  • (unspecified male): cara (slang, Brazil), gajo (slang, Portugal)
  • (owner of a slave): amo, dono
  • (title of a knight): sir

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