camerlengo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian camerlengo (chamberlain).

Noun[edit]

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camerlengo (plural camerlengos)

  1. The cardinal who administers the Roman Catholic Church in the interregnum between Popes.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *kamerling (whence Old High German chamarling and French chambellan). The root of the word is Latin camera; the word was probably coined at the court of Frankish kings.

Noun[edit]

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camerlengo m (plural camerlenghi)

  1. chamberlain

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian camerlengo.

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Noun[edit]

camerlengo m (plural camerlengos)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) camerlengo (cardinal who administers the Roman Catholic Church during the interregnum)