Sunday, October 2, 2011

Male form of mademoiselle...

Mondemoiseau is an archaic term historically used for a gentleman that had not yet reached the status of chevalier,

was used in a similar fashion as the modern mademoiselle;

The term has not been in common use since the 17th century, but it can be found in works of classic French literature, such as Molière's L'avare.

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