The "seigneur" owns a "seigneurie" (domain) in which there is a "manoir". The "seigneurie" has a name: e.g. St Edwards. In that case, I would talk about the "seigneur de St Edwards", I would say that the "seigneurie de St Edwards" has a beautiful "manoir". The title of the man would be "Seigneur de St Edwards". I would not say that the title of Queen Elizabeth is Queen of the Castle. She is queen, has many castles and that's good enough for me.
Yes, well put, Gil, a seigneur has a manoir, and doesn't harp on about it.
ME, if the real estate is under discussion -
Je soussigné, Jon Doe, seigneur du manoir indiqué ci-dessus/en question/ susmentionné...
Or if you need to establish his local importance without naming the locality, "seigneur de la localité" ?
Thanks to all of you,
Gil, your reply was the easiest to comprehend, I loved the part about the Queen,
rather humorous. I have learned a new word, seigneur.......does it mean proprietor?
I'm sorry to do this but it's important to me!
Eddie, Gil, Amityville,
Nevermind, I looked the word up myself. (I'm not lazy.) I now know it means "Lord"
The dictionary gave me..."Seigneur et maitre" as "Lord and Master"
and "Grand Seigneur" as "High & Mighty"
Would it therefore be okay to say "Seigneur et maitre du manoir" ?
Hey, Comes the Dawn!!
That one hit the nail on the head! I like the new website also. I see how the term
"Landlord" evolved and I am assured babies can be born into this title. Let me explain.
I have a new baby Poodle to register with the American Kennel Club. His name is Roget and he is Champion sired. His pedigree (bloodline) goes back 7 or 8 generations of Champions, maybe more. Because of this I wanted to include a title of sorts with his registration. As with all new babies, they pretty much go immediately to the top of the ladder concerning ruling the new household. What baby wants, baby gets or more elegantly put, Lord of the Manor. Only problem was I couldn't translate into French, with tongue in cheek, Head of Household. And now that I am literate, Ha Ha, I can register him with stature, in French.
Thank you soooo much for putting up with my questions. You are so kind, patient and knowledgable. And to all who answered so quickly.