monseigneur

See also: Monseigneur

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French monseigneur.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

monseigneur (plural monseigneurs or messeigneurs)

  1. An honorific form of address for an eminent person in France, especially under the Ancien Régime.
  2. (in particular) A title of the Dauphin of France.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: mon‧seig‧neur

EtymologyEdit

From French Monseigneur.

NounEdit

monseigneur m (plural monseigneurs, diminutive monseigneurtje n)

  1. Monsignor

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mon (my) + seigneur (lord).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

monseigneur m (plural messeigneurs)

  1. monseigneur
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, I.1.ii:
      —La salle à manger de monseigneur! s'écria le directeur stupéfait.
      ‘My lord's dining-room!’ cried the stupefied director.

SynonymsEdit

  • Mgr (abbreviation)
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