grandeur vs nobility what difference

what is difference between grandeur and nobility

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French grandeur, from Old French grandur, from grant (French grand), from Latin grandis (grown up, great).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæn.dʒɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.dʒʊɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.d(j)ʊɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.d(j)ɚ/
    • Homophone: grander (one pronunciation)

Noun

grandeur (countable and uncountable, plural grandeurs)

  1. The state of being grand or splendid; magnificence.
  2. Nobility (state of being noble).
  3. (archaic, rare) Greatness; largeness; tallness; loftiness.

Translations

References

  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “grandeur”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

French

Etymology

Old French grandur, from grand +‎ -eur.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃.dœʁ/
  • Homophone: grandeurs

Noun

grandeur f (plural grandeurs)

  1. size
  2. (physics, mathematics) magnitude, quantity
  3. (astronomy) magnitude
  4. grandeur

Derived terms

  • folie des grandeurs
  • grandeur d’âme
  • grandeur nature
  • ordre de grandeur
  • Votre Grandeur

See also

  • taille
  • largeur
  • hauteur

Further reading

  • “grandeur” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Walloon

Etymology

From Old French grandur.

Noun

grandeur f (plural grandeurs)

  1. size


English

Etymology

From Old French nobilité, from Latin nobilitas.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /noʊˈbɪlɪti/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /nəʊˈbɪlɪti/, /nəˈbɪlɪti/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪti

Noun

nobility (countable and uncountable, plural nobilities)

  1. A noble or privileged social class, historically accompanied by a hereditary title; aristocracy.
    Synonyms: aristocracy, noblesse, upper class
    Antonym: plebeian
  2. (uncountable) The quality of being noble.
    Synonyms: aristocracy, nobleness, noblesse
    Antonyms: meanness, ignobility

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