villein

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman villein, variant of villain; from Medieval Latin villanus "field hand", from Latin villa "country home".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪlən/, /ˈvɪleɪn/

NounEdit

villein (plural villeins)

  1. (historical) A feudal tenant.

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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 16:58