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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English baroun, in turn borrowed from Old French baron, Medieval Latin barō (not to be confused with classical bārō (simpleton)), possibly from Frankish *barō (servant, man, warrior), perhaps from *barô (carrier), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to bear). Possibly cognate with Old English beorn (man, warrior). Used in early Germanic law in the sense of homō (man, human being).

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

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NounEdit

baron (plural barons)

  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).
  3. A particular cut of beef, made up of a double sirloin.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, chapter 34
      Such portentous appetites had Queequeg and Tashtego, that to fill out the vacancies made by the previous repast, often the pale Dough-Boy was fain to bring on a great baron of salt-junk, seemingly quarried out of the solid ox.
  4. A person of great power in society, especially in business and politics.
    “Robber baron” or “robber knight” is an historic term and title of disdain.
    • 2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in The Economist, 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.
  5. (law, obsolete) A husband.
    baron and feme: husband and wife
  6. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Euthalia.

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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 French influence, from Middle Dutch baroen, from Old French baron, from Frankish *baro.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baːˈrɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ron
  • Rhymes: -ɔn

NounEdit

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

  1. baron

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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baron m (plural barons)

  1. (dated) baron, lord, noble landowner

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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

Borrowed from Dutch baron (baron).

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 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 barrún, Old French baron and Old High German baro

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 barrún, Old French baron and Old High German baro

NounEdit

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

  1. a baron

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Old DutchEdit

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VerbEdit

baron

  1. to reveal, to make public

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Further readingEdit

  • baron”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From or corresponding to Medieval Latin bārō, possibly from Frankish *baro (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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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

bàrōn m (Cyrillic spelling ба̀ро̄н)

  1. baron (title of nobility)

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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