mansion

mansion mid-14c., "chief residence of a lord," from O.Fr. mansion "stay, permanent abode, house, habitation, home; mansion; state, situation" (13c.), from L. mansionem (nom. mansio) "a staying, a remaining, night quarters, station," noun of action from pp. stem of manere "to stay, abide," from PIE *men- "to remain, wait for" (Cf. Gk. menein "to remain," Pers. mandan "to remain"). Sense of "any large and stately house" is from 1510s. The word also was used in Middle English as "a stop or stage of a journey," hence probably astrological sense "temporary home" (late 14c.).

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  • Mansión — Pittock en Portland, Estados Unidos Una mansión o palacete es una vivienda suntuosa y de grandes proporciones. Suele ser un edificio aislado, con jardín propio y dotado de grandes comodidades. A menudo se les conoce por los nombres de sus… …   Wikipedia Español

  • mansion — [ mɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe, repris 1855; lat. mansio « séjour, demeure » ♦ Hist. littér. Chaque partie du décor simultané, sur une scène de théâtre, au Moyen Âge. ⊗ HOM. Mention. ● mansion nom féminin (latin mansio, onis, habitation) Au Moyen Âge …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Mansion — Man sion, n. [OF. mansion, F. maison, fr. L. mansio a staying, remaining, a dwelling, habitation, fr. manere, mansum, to stay, dwell; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Manse}, {Manor}, {Menagerie}, {Menial}, {Permanent}.] 1. A dwelling place, whether a part or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mansión — sustantivo femenino 1. Casa grande tradicional o con mucho lujo: La familia tiene una mansión señorial en el pueblo. El mayordomo de la mansión del señor conde se ha negado a hacer declaraciones …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • mansion — MANSIÓN s. n.. 1. (ant.) loc de popas pentru călători şi curieri oficiali de a lungul unui drum în lumea romană. 2. (în evul mediu) parte a decorului unui teatru unde se desfăşura succesiv acţiunea fiecărei scene. (< fr. mansion, lat. mansio)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Mansion — C est en Moselle que le nom est le plus répandu, mais on le trouve aussi dans d autres départements (41 notamment) ainsi qu en Belgique. Il correspond en principe à l ancien français mansion (= demeure, maison), mais on peut aussi penser à un nom …   Noms de famille

  • mansión — (Del lat. mansĭo, ōnis). 1. f. Detención o estancia en una parte. 2. Morada, albergue. 3. Casa suntuosa. hacer mansión. fr. Detenerse en una parte …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • mansion — [man′shən] n. [ME mansioun < OFr mansion < L mansio, a sojourn, dwelling < pp. of manere, to remain, dwell: see MANOR] 1. Archaic a manor house 2. a large, imposing house; stately residence 3. Archaic a) a dwelling place b) …   English World dictionary

  • Mansion — Man sion, v. i. To dwell; to reside. [Obs.] Mede. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mansion — [n] very large house abode, building, castle, chateau, dwelling, estate, habitation, hall, home, manor, palace, residence, seat, villa; concepts 439,516 Ant. hut …   New thesaurus

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