coronel (plural coronels)
- The head of a spear; a cronel.
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- Obsolete form of colonel.
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coronel m (plural coronels)
From Middle French coronel, from Italian colonnello (“the officer of a small company of soldiers (column) that marched at the head of a regiment”), from compagnia colonnella (“little column company”), from Latin columna (“pillar”), from columen, contraction culmen (“a pillar, top, crown, summit”), o-grade form from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“going around”).
coronel m (plural coronéis)
coronel m (plural coroneles)