brigand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English brigaunt, bregaund circa 1400, from Old French brigand (foot soldier) attested from 1421, from Italian briga (trouble, bother), perhaps ultimately of Proto-Germanic or Celtic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brigand (plural brigands)

  1. An outlaw or bandit.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brigand m (plural brigands)

  1. (derogatory) thief

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

brigand m (oblique plural briganz or brigantz, nominative singular briganz or brigantz, nominative plural brigand)

  1. foot soldier

Descendants[edit]

  • English: brigand

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