senhor

[ sin-yawr, -yohr; Portuguese si-nyawr ]
/ sɪnˈyɔr, -ˈyoʊr; Portuguese sɪˈnyɔr /

noun, plural se·nhors, Portuguese se·nho·res [si-nyaw-rish]. /sɪˈnyɔ rɪʃ/.

a Portuguese term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and prefixed to the name of a man. Abbreviation: Sr.

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Origin of senhor

1785–95; <Portuguese <Vulgar Latin *senior lord; see senior
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