chambellan

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chamberlan, chamberlenc, from Frankish *kamerling, from Proto-Germanic *kamarlingaz (whence Old High German chamarling and also ultimately French camerlingue through Italian). The root of the word is Latin camera + Frankish -ling (nominal suffix) from Proto-Germanic *-lingaz (nominal suffix), and the word was most likely coined at the court of the Frankish kings. More at chamber, -ling.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɑ̃.bɛ.lɑ̃/

Noun[edit]

chambellan m (plural chambellans)

  1. chamberlain

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