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Senhor

Senhor

See also: senhor and senhôr

Portuguese

Proper noun

Senhor m

  1. Lord (god)
  2. (Christianity) Lord (Jesus)

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:Senhor.

senhor

senhor

See also: Senhor and senhôr

English

Noun

senhor (plural senhors or senhores)

  1. A Portuguese gentleman.

Old Portuguese

Noun

senhor m f (plural senhores)

  1. Alternative form of sennor
    • 13th century, João de Lobeira, (Please provide the title of the work):

      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!

Old Provençal

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin senior, seniōrem.

Noun

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

  1. lord (a nobleman in medieval society)

Descendants

References


Portuguese

Alternative forms

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨ.ˈɲoɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /sĩ.ˈȷ̃oɾ/
  • Hyphenation: se‧nhor

Noun

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

Derived terms

Related terms

  • senhoragem
  • senhorial
  • senhorilmente
  • senhoriato
  • senhoril

Descendants

  • Angolar: thun
  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: sinhor, nhor
  • Indo-Portuguese: sinhor
  • Kabuverdianu: nho, nhu, sinhor
  • Kristang: sinyor
  • Malay: senyur
    Indonesian: senyur
  • Principense: sun
  • Sãotomense: sun, Chinhô
  • Tetum: señór