cavaliere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Provençal 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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References[edit]

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