castiello

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Neapolitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

castiello m

  1. castle

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castellum, diminutive of castrum (fort).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

castiello m (plural castiellos)

  1. castle; stronghold, fortress
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 31r. b.
      de lát ierico es el caſtiello de macheróta o herodes tetrarca deſcabeço a ſant ioh́n bb́a.
      past Jericho is the fortress of Machaerus, where Herod the tetrarch beheaded Saint John the Baptist.
    • Idem, f. 34v. a.
      en eſta rib́a a. J. caſtiello q́ dizen corazaym o diz q́ ſera nodrido el ante xṕo […]
      on this shore there is a castle they call Corazaym, where it is said the Antichrist will be raised
    • Idem, f. 44r. a.
      eploro heliſeus e demandol aſahel por que ploraua e dixol heliſeus por el mal que faras a fijos de iſrael ſos caſtiellos a eſpada los metras los nínos elas pénas carpiras.
      Then Elisha wept, and Hazael asked why he was weeping and Elisha answered: "Because of the harm you will do the sons of Israel; [and to] their strongholds; you will kill the children by the sword and rip open the pregnant women."

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