domine, dominieShow more Also domine, dominie, dominy, duminy, and with initial capital.
Dutch, Latin, English, British EnglishShow more Dutch, ‘clergyman’, ‘minister’, from Latin, being the vocative case of dominus lord. In the earlier quotations, the form ‘dominie’ is perhaps the (chiefly Scottish) English dominie teacher, and ‘domine’ the British English domine clergyman.
1861P.B. BorcherdsAuto-Biog. Mem. 18At the age of seven years, I was sent to a Dutch school under the Master George Knoop, the parish clerk, commonly called the Dominie.
1861P.B. BorcherdsAuto-Biog. Mem. 179Previously to the minister ascending the pulpit..the Dominie, or parish clerk, read chapters out of the Bible.
1925H.J. Mandelbrotetr. ofO.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H.II. 17These posts include..the upper surgeon, who..has to have a knowledge of both medicine and surgery; the dominie or sick-comforter; and the commander of troops.
[1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 149Domine, Occasionally this word is used in Cape Dutch for clergyman, minister, but most commonly he is now spoken of as the ‘Predikant,’ and in direct address, ‘Mijnheer’.]
1948H.C. Bosman inL. AbrahamsUnto Dust (1963) 33‘I was expecting a Catholic priest,’ Gertruida said...‘But if the Lord has sent the dominie and his ouderling, instead, I am sure it will be well, also.’
1960U. Krige(tr. of J. van Melle) inD. WrightS. Afr. Stories 129My time is up, Dominee. All I can do now is to prepare for the end.
1964J. BennettMr Fisherman (1967) 43Tomorrow, if they were not home, Dominee Uys would hold a special service for the fishermen.
1979A.P. BrinkDry White Season 142Dominee, tonight I’m coming to you like Nicodemus. I’ve got to talk to you.
1982Drum Oct. 104Dominee Nico Smit took a sharp left turn away from the Broederbond and Nationalist circles into the arms of a black congregation because he could find no moral justification for apartheid.
1991E. Prov. Herald 22 May 1Haven director Dominee Willie van der Merwe said..the children would cherish the day for the rest of their lives.
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