villein

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman vilein, variant of vilain; from Medieval Latin villanus ‎(field hand), from Latin villa ‎(country home).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪlən/, /ˈvɪleɪn/

Noun[edit]

villein ‎(plural villeins)

  1. (historical) A feudal tenant.

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

villein m ‎(oblique plural villeinz, nominative singular villeinz, nominative plural villein)

  1. Alternative form of vilain