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 cavalo +‎ -iere. Doublet of cavallaio.

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

References[edit]

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