castellano

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See also: Castellano

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish castellano.

Noun[edit]

castellano (plural castellanos)

  1. An ancient Spanish coin.
  2. An ancient Spanish unit of weight.

Further reading[edit]

  • castellano” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin castellānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • castellano1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • castellano2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]