castellano

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castellānus.

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Adjective[edit]

castellano (feminine singular castellana, masculine plural castellani, feminine plural castellane)

  1. castle (attributive)

Noun[edit]

castellano m (plural castellani, feminine castellana)

  1. lord of a castle; castellan
  2. An ancient Spanish coin or a weight unit. About 8 ounces. (castellano by Merriam Webster.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Castellānus, from castellānus.

Adjective[edit]

castellano (feminine singular castellana, masculine plural castellanos, feminine plural castellanas)

  1. Castilian
  2. Spanish (referring to the language)
    Synonym: español

Noun[edit]

castellano m (plural castellanos, feminine castellana, feminine plural castellanas)

  1. Castilian
  2. Castilian Spanish as opposed to other varieties of Spanish
  3. the Spanish language generally
    Synonym: español

Usage notes[edit]

In some countries, including Argentina and Peru, the language is usually called castellano, even though Argentinian Spanish is quite different from the Castilian variety. In other countries, including Mexico, the language is usually called español.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin castellānus, from castellum.

Noun[edit]

castellano m (plural castellanos, feminine castellana, feminine plural castellanas)

  1. lord of a castle; castellan

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