Minister


Minister
Minister Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. minister "Diener", zu l. minor "kleiner, geringer". Die Bedeutung "Regierungsmitglied" im 17. Jh. aus frz. ministre desselben Ursprungs (in merowingischer Zeit war das ministerium der Haus- und Hofdienst beim König); in dieser Bedeutung demnach "Diener des Staates". Die alte Bedeutung noch in Ministrant "Meßdiener" zu ministrieren "bei der Messe dienen". Kollektivum: Ministerium; Adjektiv: ministeriell.
   Ebenso nndl. minister, ne. minister, nfrz. ministre, nschw. minister, nnorw. minister; minus, Administration, Metier.
DF 2 (1942), 118;
Jones (1976), 438;
Brunt (1983), 381;
Schmidt-Wiegand (1972), 12-14. lateinisch l.

Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache. 2013.

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