In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(nobleman)señor masculinonoble masculinoan English lord — un lord inglés
- For centuries the House of Lords was made up of old aristocrats, those who were born lords or ladies.
- War was messy, and not a thing for delicate gentle lords and gentle ladies to discuss.
- The noble lord spends most of his time alone and prefers not to talk about the four-year sentence he received for perjury.
- I know that he, the two lords, and the lady live together as brothers and sister, but I know not their names.
- There are nearly 200 knights, lords, and their ladies milling about, conversing, boasting, laughing.
- In fact, those dancing ladies and leaping lords were the most expensive items on the list.
- The banquet hall was bright and cheerful, full of nobles and lords looking dignified and regal.
- When the ‘great fear’ erupted in many parts of France in 1789, the peasants who revolted made no distinction between noble and commoner lords.
- ‘I'm sure the lords and the ladies will be there but we've got a lot of farmers, shepherds and engineers from here who are going too, working people,’ says Ann.
- There he established a committee of great lords and other nobles to co-ordinate counter-revolutionary activity.
- Had Arthur considered the pain that he should cause his knights, lords, nobles, wife?
- Both these noble lords ruled that no politician or civil servant was to blame.
- In the past, noble lords and rich men - when they could get a licence from the Crown - built themselves a living larder in the shape of a deer park with high fences and walls.
- The noble lord had gone to bed drunk, woken up an hour later, still drunk, and had convinced himself that it was breakfast time.
- All three of them were dressed up, wearing clothing designed for lords and nobles.
- Stirrings of trouble have begun all over the land, in mines, on farms, in the houses of noble lords.
1.2Lord(in UK)lord masculinothe Lords — la cámara de los lores
- the House of Lords — la cámara de los lores
- the Lords Temporal/Spiritual — los miembros laicos/eclesiásticos de la Cámara de los lores
1.3my Lord — señor
1.4(in UK titles)Lord Chief Justice — presidente del Tribunal Supremo de Gran Bretaña
2.1(God)the/our Lord — el/nuestro Señor
- the Lord's day — el día del Señor
- the Lord's supper — la Eucaristía
- the Lord's Prayer — el Padrenuestro
1to lord it over sb — tratar a algn con prepotencia
- I can't stand the way she lords it over us all — no soporto la manera en que nos trata, como si fuera nuestra dueña y señora
- And they lorded it over us when we made mistakes.
- My lovely wife has been lording it over me ever since, unimpressed with the meager success I've had with prior awards.
- For too long, parents have lorded it over their children!
- It was fast developing into a two-tier event, with France and England lording it over the Celtic subordinates.
- The second-ranked bird can lord it over all those below it, and so on.
- Those who are stronger, prettier and quicker tend to lord it over the kids who don't have those qualities that make one popular.
- This is not about lording it over Unionism but a genuine new start for future generations.
- In the seven games that they won the young squad travelled thousands of kilometres, lording it over 191 other contesting schools.
- Since the 16th century the Perrots had lorded it over Pembrokeshire, the grandest of them the giant Sir John, the viceroy of Ireland, said to have been the illegitimate son of Henry VIII.
- Sure, our game has seen extraordinary characters in the recent past, lording it over this or that club.
- It is a short step to lording it over your dispirited, lonely and inevitably disappointed wife, and your deracinated offspring.
- We do not seek to be considered superior to heterosexuals and lord it over them.
- Their contempt for those they lorded it over never diminished.
- If we hadn't done it they would have been strutting around on the steps lording it over everyone.
- The side which has absolutely lorded it over English club rugby for the best part of a decade have shown that their horizons have stretched outside domestic domination.
- She needed Amanda to help her through life; Amanda clearly needed Jennifer in order to be able to boss about and lord it over someone.
- The general behavior of the sprinters - lording it over their opponents in a taunting and self-congratulatory manner - was the opposite of what the Olympics are supposed to be about: international friendship and solidarity.
- She's really intelligent but she never throws it in your face or tries to lord it over you.
- When things are going well for them politically, they are unbearably arrogant, shoving it in everyone's faces, ungraciously lording it over all concerned.
- A while back, I wondered: ‘How long can the equilibrium of technically incompetent rulers lording it over technologically advanced societies be maintained?’
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