From Old French chamberlan, chamberlenc, from Frankish *kamerling, from Proto-Germanic *kamarlingaz (whence Old High German chamarling and also ultimately French camerlingue through Italian). The root of the word is Latin camera + Frankish -ling (nominal suffix) from Proto-Germanic *-lingaz (nominal suffix), and the word was most likely coined at the court of the Frankish kings. More at chamber, -ling.
chambellan m (plural chambellans)
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