castellano

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Italian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

castellano m (feminine castellana, masculine plural castellani, feminine plural castellane)

  1. castle (attributive)

Noun[edit]

castellano m (plural castellani, feminine castellana)

  1. lord of a castle; castellan

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Castellānus.

Adjective[edit]

castellano m (feminine castellana, masculine plural castellanos, feminine plural castellanas)

  1. Castilian
  2. Spanish (referring to the language)

Noun[edit]

castellano m (plural castellanos, feminine castellana)

  1. Castilian
  2. Castilian Spanish as opposed to other varieties of Spanish
  3. The Spanish language generally
  4. lord of a castle; castellan

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Usage notes[edit]

In some countries, including Argentina, the language is usually called castellano, even though Argentinian Spanish is quite different from the Castilian variety. In other countries, including Mexico, the language is usually called español.

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