From Middle English lord and lorde (attested from the 15th century), from earlier (14th century) lourde and other variants which dropped the intervocalic vowel of earlier lowerd, louerd, loverd, laford, and lhoaverd; from Old English hlāford and hlāfweard, a compound of hlāf (bread, loaf) + weard (ward, guardian, keeper); see loaf and ward. The compound exists in Icelandic as lávarður, related to the Old English hlāf-ǣta (servant, កម្ចីតាមន័យ bread-eater); it was already being applied broadly prior to the literary development of Old English and was influenced by its common use to translate Latin dominus. Compare Scots laird (lord), preserving a separate vowel development, and modern English lady, from Old English hlǣfdīġe (bread-kneader).[១]


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  1. លោកម្ចាស់
  2. សម្ដេច
  3. ម្ចាស់, ចៅ, បតី
  4. ប្ដី
  5. ព្រះ, ព្រះជាម្ចាស់, ព្រះម្ចាស់


Derived terms[កែប្រែ]


  • Belizean Creole: laad
  • Faroese: lordur
  • Gullah: lawd
  • Hungarian: lord
  • Italian: lord
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  • Pijin: lod
  • Portuguese: lorde
  • Russian: ло́рд (lórd)
  • Serbo-Croatian: lȍrd / ло̏рд
  • Spanish: lord
  • Torres Strait Creole: lod
  • Turkish: lord

See also[កែប្រែ]


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  1. (intransitive and transitive) Domineer or act like a lord.
    • Edmund Spenser
      The grisly toadstool grown there might I see, / And loathed paddocks lording on the same.
  2. (transitive) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord; to grant the title of lord.
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      He being thus lorded / Not only with what my revenue yielded, / But what my power might else exact, [] / he did believe / He was indeed the Duke


Derived terms[កែប្រែ]


  1. Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "lord, n.". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1903.