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EtymologyEdit

Piedmontese monsù, from French monsieur, from mon (my, from Middle French mon, from Old French mun, from Vulgar Latin, Late Latin mum, a reduced variant of Latin meum, nominative neuter singular of meus) +‎ sieur (sir, from the oblique case of Old French sire, from Vulgar Latin *seior, from Latin senior (older, elder)). Compare also Italian monsignore.

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monsù m (invariable)

  1. (northern Italy, usually Piedmont) mister, sir (a title or form of address for a man)
    Synonym: signore
  2. (literary) A title given to foreign (especially French) artists or high-ranking men during the 17th and 18th century.

PiedmonteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French monsieur, from mon (my, from Middle French mon, from Old French mun, from Vulgar Latin, Late Latin mum, a reduced variant of Latin meum, nominative neuter singular of meus) +‎ sieur (sir, from the oblique case of Old French sire, from Vulgar Latin *seior, from Latin senior (older, elder)).

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monsù m (plural monsù)

  1. mister, sir (a title or form of address for a man)