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senhor

[sin-yawr, -yohr; Portuguese si-nyawr] /sɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr; Portuguese sɪˈnyɔr/
noun, plural senhors Portuguese, senhores
[si-nyaw-rish] /sɪˈnyɔ rɪʃ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a Portuguese term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a man.
Abbreviation: Sr.
Origin of senhor
1785-1795
1785-95; < Portuguese < Vulgar Latin *senior lord; see senior
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