capitaine

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French capitaine, from Old French capitaine, a borrowing from Late Latin capitaneus, from Latin caput. Compare the inherited Old French chevetaine (whence English chieftain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

capitaine m ‎(plural capitaines)

  1. captain, leader

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French capitaine, a borrowing from Late Latin capitaneus.

Noun[edit]

capitaine m (plural capitaines)

  1. (military) captain

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