cavaleiro

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballārius (horseman), from Latin caballus.

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Noun[edit]

cavaleiro m (plural cavaleiros)

  1. knight (mediaeval warrior)
  2. a noble ranked below an infançon and above an escudeiro

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Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: cabaleiro
  • Portuguese: cavaleiro

Portuguese[edit]

cavaleiro

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cavaleiro, from Late Latin caballārius, from Latin caballus; corresponds to Portuguese cavalo (horse) +‎ -eiro (-eer). Doublet of cavalheiro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ka.vaˈle(j).ɾu/, [ka.vaˈle(ɪ̯).ɾu]
 
  • IPA(key): (Lisbon) /kɐ.vɐˈlɐj.ɾu/, [kɐ.vɐˈlɐɪ̯.ɾu]
  • IPA(key): (non-Lisbon Portugal) /kɐ.vɐˈle(j).ɾu/, [kɐ.vɐˈle(ɪ̯).ɾu]

  • (Northern Portugal) IPA(key): /kɐβɐˈlejɾu/
  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ka.va.ˈlej.ɾo/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧va‧lei‧ro

Noun[edit]

cavaleiro m (plural cavaleiros, feminine cavaleira, feminine plural cavaleiras)

  1. (military, historical) knight (heavily armoured warrior of the Middle Ages)
  2. (military) cavalryman; cavalier (soldier who serves on a cavalry regiment)
    Synonym: cavalariano
  3. horseman; horserider (person who rides a horse)
  4. (nobility) knight (noble ranked below a baron)

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