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  1. Alternative form of signor




  • IPA(key): /siɲˈɲ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ore
  • Hyphenation: si‧gnó‧re

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier segnore, from Latin seniōrem, accusative of senior, comparative form of senex (old), from Proto-Indo-European *sénos. Doublet of sire.

Alternative forms[edit]


signore m (feminine signora, feminine plural signore)

  1. (archaic) lord (ruler)
  2. (archaic) master
    Synonym: padrone
  3. (obsolete) Used to address a lover: beloved
    Synonym: amato
  4. (often capitalized) Lord, God
    • c. 1226, Francis of Assisi, Cantico di Frate Sole [Canticle of the Sun]‎[1], printed by the Biblioteca del Sacro Convento di San Francesco, page 2:
      Laudato ſi mi ſignore ᵱ ſora noſtra moꝛte coꝛᵱale, da la quale nullu hõ uiuẽte po ſkappare.
      Praised be you, my Lord, through our sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape.
  5. Used to address a man: sir (gentlemen is used for the plural)
    Sì, signoreYes, sir
    No, signoriNo, gentlemen
  6. (transferred sense):
    1. mister (title of adult male)
    2. man (adult male)
      È venuto a cercarti un signoreA man came looking for you
    3. gentleman (well-mannered man)
    4. affluent (one who is wealthy)
  7. lord, magnate {esp. as signore di ~)


signore (feminine signora, masculine plural signori, feminine plural signore)

  1. (archaic) rich, well-off, wealthy
    Synonyms: benestante, ricco
  2. (familiar) great, exceptional, excellent
    Synonyms: eccellente, eccezionale, ottimo, pregevole


  • signore in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.


signore f

  1. plural of signora
  2. feminine plural of signore

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