See also: Baron, barón, barōn, báron, and bâron

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English baroun, from Old French baron, Medieval Latin barō, from Frankish *barō (servant, man, warrior), perhaps from Proto-Germanic *barô (carrier, bearer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to bear). Cognate with Old High German baro (human being, man, freeman), and perhaps to Old English beorn (man, warrior). Used in early Germanic law in the sense of "man, human being".

A Celtic origin has also been suggested, due to the occurrence of a Latin barones (military official) as early as the first century (Cornutus, On Persius' Fifth Satire). However, the OED takes this hypothetical Proto-Celtic *bar- (hero) to be a figment.

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baron (plural barons, feminine baroness)

  1. The male ruler of a barony.
  2. A male member of the lowest rank of English nobility (the equivalent rank in Scotland is lord).
    Coordinate terms: don, duke, earl, lord, prince, baronet
  3. (by extension) A person of great power in society, especially in business and politics.
    Synonyms: magnate, tycoon; see also Thesaurus:important person
    • c. 1948, George Orwell, Such, Such Were the Joys:
      There were a few exotics among them — some South American boys, sons of Argentine beef barons, one or two Russians, and even a Siamese prince, or someone who was described as a prince.
    • 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in The Economist[1], volume 408, number 8848:
      British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.
  4. (UK, prison slang) A prisoner who gains power and influence by lending or selling tobacco.
    • 1960, Hugh J. Klare, Anatomy of Prison (page 33)
      The first thing a baron does is to accumulate a supply of tobacco. He spends every penny he can earn on laying it in []
    • 1961, Peter Baker, Time out of life (page 51)
      Nevertheless, from my own agonies of the first few months, after which I did not miss smoking at all, I could appreciate the need of others. It was in this atmosphere of craving that the 'barons' thrived. Barons are prisoners who lend tobacco.
    • 1980, Leonard Michaels, Christopher Ricks, The State of the Language (page 525)
      In British prisons tobacco still remains the gold standard which is made to back every transaction and promise. The official allowance is barely sufficient for individual smoking needs, but tobacco may expensively be borrowed or bought from a baron, possibly through his runner.
  5. A baron of beef, a cut made up of a double sirloin.
  6. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Euthalia.
  7. (law, obsolete) A husband.
    Coordinate term: wife
    baron and femehusband and wife

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ReferencesEdit

  • "baron n.", Oxford English Dictionary, Second edition, 1989; first published in New English Dictionary, 1885.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Readjustment from earlier baroen through modern French influence, from Middle Dutch baroen, from Old French baron, from Frankish *barō.

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baron m (plural baronnen, diminutive baronnetje n, feminine barones)

  1. baron, a specific aristocratic title
  2. a magnate, especially a wealthy and influential (industrial) entrepreneur

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DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: baron
  • Javanese: ꦧꦫꦺꦴꦤ꧀ (baron)

EsperantoEdit

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baron

  1. accusative singular of baro

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French baron, from Old French baron, from or corresponding to Late Latin or Medieval Latin barō, barōnem, possibly from Frankish *baro (freeman) or of other Germanic origin; alternatively, of ultimately Celtic origin.

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baron m (plural barons, feminine baronne)

  1. (dated) baron, lord, noble landowner

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IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch baron, from Middle Dutch baroen, from Old French baron, from Frankish *barō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbarɔn]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ron

NounEdit

baron (first-person possessive baronku, second-person possessive baronmu, third-person possessive baronnya)

  1. baron: the male ruler of a barony; a title for European noblemen.

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JavaneseEdit

Other scripts
Carakan ꦧꦫꦺꦴꦤ꧀
Roman baron

Etymology 1Edit

baru +‎ -an

NounEdit

baron (krama ngoko baron)

  1. young plant, especially coffee

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch baron (baron), from Middle Dutch baroen, from Old French baron, from Frankish *barō.

NounEdit

baron (krama ngoko baron)

  1. a title for European noblemen

ReferencesEdit

  • "baron" in W. J. S. Poerwadarminta, Bausastra Jawa. J. B. Wolters' Uitgevers-Maatschappij N. V. Groningen, Batavia, 1939

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

baron

  1. Alternative form of bareyne

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

baron

  1. Alternative form of baroun

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French baron.

NounEdit

baron m (plural barons)

  1. baron (nobleman)

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NormanEdit

NounEdit

baron m (plural barons)

  1. Alternative form of bâron

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse barún, from Old French baron, from Frankish *barō.

NounEdit

baron m (definite singular baronen, indefinite plural baroner, definite plural baronene)

  1. a baron

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse barún, from Old French baron, from Frankish *barō.

NounEdit

baron m (definite singular baronen, indefinite plural baronar, definite plural baronane)

  1. a baron

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Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bazōną.

VerbEdit

baron

  1. to reveal, to make public

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • baron”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From or corresponding to Medieval Latin bārō, possibly from Frankish *barō (freeman) or of other Germanic origin; alternatively, ultimately of Celtic origin. The nominative form ber corresponds to the nominative barō.

NounEdit

baron m (oblique plural barons, nominative singular ber, nominative plural baron)

  1. lord, baron (title of nobility)
  2. (by extension) husband

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French baron, from Middle French baron, from Old French baron, from or corresponding to Late Latin or Medieval Latin barō, barōnem, probably ultimately of Proto-Germanic origin.

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baron m pers (diminutive baronek, feminine baronessa)

  1. (historical) baron, lord (the male ruler of a barony)

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baron m pers

  1. (figuratively) baron, lord (a person of great power in society, especially in business and politics)
    Synonym: potentat

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adjectives
nouns

Further readingEdit

  • baron in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • baron in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French baron.

NounEdit

baron m (plural baroni)

  1. baron

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French baron.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bǎroːn/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ron

NounEdit

bàrōn m (Cyrillic spelling ба̀ро̄н)

  1. baron (title of nobility)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French baron.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baron c (feminine: baronessa)

  1. a baron, a ruler of a barony

DeclensionEdit

Declension of baron 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative baron baronen baroner baronerna
Genitive barons baronens baroners baronernas

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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish barón.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ba‧ron
  • IPA(key): /baˈɾon/, [bɐˈɾon]

NounEdit

barón

  1. baron (title of nobility)