Sina'i Enantia (tasllyn) wrote in little_details,
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Honorifics for peasants and commoners

Does anybody know any honorifics used in either medieval Europe or Ancient Greece (or modern Greece, for that matter? I could work with that) to address commoners, peasants, or basically people without any real standing or nobility? I feel like I overuse sir,madam, and ma'am. I'm looking for something to replace Mr. and Mrs. in modern usage.

The very specific situation I'm looking at right now involves a group of three of my main characters (T, F, and A). A and F are keeping an old woman busy while T is treating her husband ofan illness). I'm trying to figure out how A and F would address the old woman politely (so "Old Lady!" is pretty much out.) But I'm guessing I'll need this more often This feels like something I ought to know (well, for medieval European-style fantasy, anyway), and have probably seen in books before, but I'm completely blanking out now.

I've tried Googling and looking through wikipedia, but all I can find are imperial and noble titles.

Thanks in advance for the help! 
Tags: history (misc), ~languages (misc)
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