cavaliere

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See also: Cavaliere and cavalière

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Occitan cavalier (cf. also Old French chevalier), from Late Latin caballārius.[1] See cavallo +‎ -iere. Doublet of cavallaio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.vaˈljɛ.re/
  • Rhymes: -ɛre
  • Hyphenation: ca‧va‧liè‧re

Noun[edit]

cavaliere m (plural cavalieri)

  1. rider or horseman
  2. cavalryman or trooper
  3. an escort or partner
  4. a knight
  5. a gentleman

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Descendants[edit]

  • French: cavalier
  • Ottoman Turkish: قوالیر(kavalir)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Migliorini, Bruno; Aldo Duro (1950) Prontuario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Paravia