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From (possibly through a Middle French form) Spanish Castilla from Old Spanish Castiella from Medieval Latin Castella from the plural of Latin castellum (“castle, fort, citadel”), diminutive of castrum (“fortress”); supposedly derived from the many castles constructed in the region.
Proper noun edit
- A medieval kingdom (and previously a county) in the Iberian Peninsula.
- A vaguely defined region of central Spain generally corresponding to the regions of Old and New Castile.
- A town and village therein, in Wyoming County, New York, United States, named after Castile in Spain.
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