cheveteyn

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French chevetaine, from Late Latin capitaneus. Doublet of capitain.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃeːftɛi̯n(ə)/, /ˈtʃeːftin(ə)/, /ˈtʃeːvətɛi̯n(ə)/, /ˈtʃeːvəntɛi̯n(ə)/

Noun[edit]

cheveteyn (plural cheveteynes)

  1. The leader of a nation or a political division; a high-ranking politician.
  2. The head of a military grouping; a general or marshal.
  3. A head, chief or boss; any sort of person at the top of a hierarchy.
  4. (rare) A religious head or exemplar.

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