bidello

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French bedel ‎(policeman), from Frankish *bidil ‎(candidate, volunteer), from Proto-Germanic *bidilaz ‎(seeker), from Proto-Germanic *bidjaną ‎(to ask, beseech), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidʰ- ‎(to command), merging with Frankish *budil ‎(messenger of justice), from Proto-Germanic *budilaz ‎(herald), from Proto-Germanic *beudaną ‎(to present, offer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- ‎(to comprehend, make aware). Akin to Old High German bitil ‎(candidate), Old High German bittan ‎(to ask), Old High German butil ‎(beadle) (whence German Büttel), Old English bydel ‎(apparitor, messenger, beadle), Old English bēodan ‎(to announce). More at beadle, bid.

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Noun[edit]

bidello m ‎(plural bidelli, feminine bidella)

  1. caretaker, janitor

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