Mynheer

Related to Mynheer: Plashy

Myn·heer

also Men·eer  (mə-nîr′)
n.
1.
a. Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Dutch-speaking area.
b. Used as a form of polite address for a man in a Dutch-speaking area.
2. mynheer also meneer Informal A Dutchman.

[Dutch mijnheer : mijn, my (from Middle Dutch; see me- in Indo-European roots) + heer, lord (from Middle Dutch here).]

Mynheer

(məˈnɪə)
n
a Dutch title of address equivalent to Sir when used alone or to Mr when placed before a name
[C17: from Dutch mijnheer, my lord]

Myn•heer

(maɪnˈhɛər, -ˈhɪər)

n.
1. the Dutch term of address corresponding to sir and Mr.
2. (l.c.) a Dutchman.
[1645–55; sp. variant of Dutch mijnheer=mijn mine1 + heer lord, sir, Mr.; see Herr]
References in classic literature ?
He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
And there was an old gentleman who shall be nameless, being too rich a mynheer to be lightly mentioned, who, in the battle of White Plains, being an excellent master of defence, parried a musket-ball with a small-sword, insomuch that he absolutely felt it whiz round the blade, and glance off at the hilt; in proof of which he was ready at any time to show the sword, with the hilt a little bent.
Mynheer Calf, too, becomes Monsieur de Veau in the like manner; he is Saxon when he requires tendance, and takes a Norman name when he becomes matter of enjoyment.
Goeden morgen, mynheer, eth teen begeeray le weeten the ge sond heets omstand.
Nor was their belief much shaken by repeated intelligence which came over in course of time, that an old man who wore the tie of his neckcloth under one ear, and who was very well known to be an Englishman, consorted with the Dutchmen on the quaint banks of the canals of the Hague and in the drinking-shops of Amsterdam, under the style and designation of Mynheer von Flyntevynge.
Participants will be invited to present their own activities, share in experiences of best practice and visit St Matthew's Perry Beeches where Nicholas Mynheer will introduce his Stations of the Cross.
The Mynheer Nicklaus Lodge, the house in which Rosa boards, can be read as an allegory of present day Guyana.
In 1614 mynheer Snel-lius tried to measure the distance between two points at the same meridian.
While Castorp lingers, glimpses of eternal myths and archetypes well up in his mind: the fatal seduction of Helen, the femme fatale, in Clavdia Chauchat; the single combat of arch foes like Achilles and Hector in Naphta and Settembrini; the death and rebirth of Dionysus and of Christ through Mynheer Peeperkorn; Castorp's own epic quest for extraordinary knowledge in the realm of death.
The play strongly recalls Thomas Mann's novel The Magic Mountain, whose larger-than-life, Dionysian character Mynheer Peeperkorn clinks glasses with Winter's Avner Milstein, who, like Peeperkorn, seems to be in total control of all he surveys and dominates everyone around him.
Palmer wrote from Calcutta in December 1818 to William Farquhar, the Governor of Malacca, saying that it "would be nice to procure our friends in Borneo some mitigation of their Dependence" (on the Dutch), and that if his suggestions "thrown out about Pontiana, years ago, had been listened to Mynheer would never have thrust his nose among that People.
The Gay Monsieur, a slave no more The solemn Don, & the soft Signor The Dutch Mynheer, so full of pride The Russian, Prussian, Swede beside They all may do whate'er they can, But they'll never love like an Irishman.