vassalo

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin vassallus (manservant, domestic, retainer), from vassus (servant), from Gaulish uassos (young man, squire).

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Noun[edit]

vassalo m (plural vassalos)

  1. vassal; subject
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 3 (facsimile):
      Eſta é de como ſanta maria fez cobrar a Theophilo a carta que fezera cono demo u ſe tornou ſeu vaſſalo.
      This one is (about) how Holy Mary recovered for Theophilos the contract he had made with the Devil and became his vassal.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese vassalo, from Medieval Latin vassallus (manservant, domestic, retainer), from vassus (servant), from Gaulish uassos (young man, squire).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vassalo m (plural vassalos)

  1. vassal (feudalism)

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Adjective[edit]

vassalo (plural vassalos, not comparable)

  1. subordinate

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