condottiere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian condottiere.

Noun[edit]

condottiere (plural condottieres or condottieri)

  1. A mercenary military leader from 14th century Italy and later in other parts of Europe.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 236:
      Statues of condottieri stood in their airless niches, darkness flaring in their eye sockets and nostrils.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From condotto +‎ -iere.

Noun[edit]

condottiere m (plural condottieri)

  1. condottiere

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