chevalier

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English[edit]

Tarot: The chevalier of batons

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English chivaler or chevaler, from Anglo-Norman chevaler or chivaler, later refashioned after French chevalier, from Late Latin caballarius, from Latin caballus.[1] Doublet of cavalier.

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Noun[edit]

chevalier (plural chevaliers)

  1. A cavalier; a knight.
  2. In tarot cards, the card between the valet and the dame

References[edit]

  1. ^ chevalier”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French chevalier, from Old French chevalier, from Late Latin caballārius, from Latin caballus. Doublet of cavalier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃə.va.lje/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -je

Noun[edit]

chevalier m (plural chevaliers)

  1. knight
  2. sandpiper (bird)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chevalier.

Noun[edit]

chevalier m (plural chevaliers)

  1. knight

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballārius, from Latin caballus.[1] Compare Old Occitan cavalier.

Noun[edit]

chevalier m (oblique plural chevaliers, nominative singular chevaliers, nominative plural chevalier)

  1. knight
  2. (chess) knight

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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