bordello

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian bordello. Unrelated to brothel.

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Noun[edit]

bordello (plural bordellos)

  1. A brothel

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bordel (small hut, cabin; brothel), diminutive of bord, from Medieval Latin bordellum, from Old Frankish *bord (board), from Proto-Germanic *burdą (board, table), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰr̥dʰ-o- (board), suffixed zero-grade form of Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-edʰ- (to cut), suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to carve, cut, split, rub).

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Noun[edit]

bordello m (plural bordelli)

  1. brothel
  2. great chaos or confusion
  3. a large quantity

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

bordellō

  1. dative singular of bordellum
  2. ablative singular of bordellum