See also: senor, senhor, and Señor

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish señor. Doublet of seigneur, seignior, senhor, senior, signore, sir, and sire.

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  • IPA(key): /seɪnˈjɔɹ/, /seɪnˈjoʊɹ/, /sinˈjɔɹ/, /sɛnˈjɔɹ/
  • Audio (Southern England):(file)

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señor (plural señores)

  1. A Spanish term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a married or an older man.

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Galician

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese senhor, from Latin senior. Compare Portuguese senhor.

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señor m (plural señores, feminine señora, feminine plural señoras)

  1. elder, senior
  2. sir, mister
  3. lord, master, liege
  4. (capitalized, Catholicism) the Lord / God
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señor f (plural señores)

  1. (archaic) lady, milady

References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “señor”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “señor”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • señor” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • señor” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • señor” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Spanish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old Spanish sennor (lord), from Vulgar Latin *senjor (master, elder, lord, nobleman), from Latin seniōrem (elder), comparative form of senex (old). Doublet of senior, borrowed from Latin.

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señor m (plural señores, feminine señora, feminine plural señoras)

  1. mister, sir, lord (title conferred on a married or older male)
    Synonyms: Sr., Sr
  2. gentleman
    Synonym: caballero
  3. master
    Synonym: amo

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Adjective

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señor (feminine señora, masculine plural señores, feminine plural señoras)

  1. (before a noun) great big; whopping
    dar un señor golpe
    Give a good big whack
  2. free
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Tagalog

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señór (Baybayin spelling ᜐᜒᜈ᜔ᜌᜓᜇ᜔)

  1. Alternative spelling of senyor