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maior

  • 1 major domo

    ( mayordomo [majorðómo] < Late Latin major domus < Latin maior 'higher; highest' and domus 'domestic')
       1) California: 1834. The foreman on a ranch or farm or the overseer of a mission. By extension, the supervisor over any group or project.
       2) New Mexico: 1885. In New Mexico, the manager of an irrigation system.
        Alternate forms: majordomo, mayor domo, mayordomo.
        Mayordomo is glossed in the DRAE as the head servant in a household. Santamaría references it as the employee of a ranch who is second in command to the administrator or boss ( jefe), is superior to the overseer or foreman ( capataz), and is responsible for supervising and directing the activities of the workers. Cobos gives several definitions in use in New Mexico and southern Colorado, including a foreman or manager, an overseer, or a 'ditch boss.'

    Vocabulario Vaquero > major domo

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  • Maior — (also spelled major) in Latin means greater, as in magnus maior maximus. The opposite is minor, smaller. Many professions derive from it, like maior domus, major, mayor, and thus many surnames, especially German surnames like Maier, Meier, Meyer …   Wikipedia

  • Maior — (lat. „größer, höher“) ist ein Namenszusatz im Sinne von „der Ältere“, siehe Namenszusatz #Senior Maior ist der Familienname von: Álvaro Luiz Maior de Aquino (* 1979), brasilianischer Fußballspieler Augustin Maior (1882–1963), rumänischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • maior — MAIÓR, maiori, s.m. Grad în ierarhia ofiţerilor, superior celui de căpitan şi inferior celui de locotenent colonel; ofiţer care are acest grad. – Din rus. maĩor, germ. Major. Trimis de claudia, 12.03.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  maiór s. m. (sil. ior),… …   Dicționar Român

  • maior — |ó| adj. 2 g. 1. Que excede outro em quantidade, volume, extensão, intensidade ou duração. 2. Que atingiu a idade de exercer os seus direitos civis. • maiores s. m. pl. 3. Antepassados. 4. por maior: por alto.   ‣ Etimologia: latim maior, us ou… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • maior — obs. form of major and mayor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maior — First recorded as Maier, Maior, Mair, Mayer, Mayor, Meyer, Meier, Mayers, Meyers, and other forms, this notable surname is of Roman and Frankish pre 5th century origins. It is widely recorded in early English, French, German and Swisse records.… …   Surnames reference

  • MAIOR — Maiore, maiores, maiori, maiorum …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • maior — (L). Larger …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • maior — /me(ya)r/ An old form of mayor …   Black's law dictionary

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