Sired

sire

[sahyuhr]
noun
1.
the male parent of a quadruped.
2.
a respectful term of address, now used only to a male sovereign.
3.
Archaic.
a.
a father or forefather.
b.
a person of importance or in a position of authority, as a lord.
verb (used with object), sired, siring.
4.
to beget; procreate as the father.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English < Old French (nominative singular) < Vulgar Latin *seior, for Latin senior senior (compare French monsieur orig., my lord, with sieur < *seiōr-, oblique stem of *seior)

sireless, adjective
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sire (saɪə)
 
n
1.  a male parent, esp of a horse or other domestic animal
2.  a respectful term of address, now used only in addressing a male monarch
3.  obsolete a man of high rank
 
vb
4.  (tr) (esp of a domestic animal) to father; beget
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin senior an elder, from senex an old man]

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sire
c.1200, title placed before a name and denoting knighthood, from O.Fr. sire, from V.L. *seior, from L. senior "older, elder" (see senior). Standing alone and meaning "your majesty" it is attested from early 13c. General sense of "important elderly man" is from mid-14c.; that
of "father, male parent" is from mid-13c. The verb meaning "to beget, to be the sire of" is attested from 1610s, from the noun.
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