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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French capitaine, from Old French capitaine, borrowed from Late Latin capitaneus, from Latin caput. Compare the inherited Old French chevetaine (whence English chieftain).

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NounEdit

capitaine m (plural capitaines)

  1. captain, leader

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French capitaine, borrowed from Late Latin capitaneus.

NounEdit

capitaine m (plural capitaines)

  1. (military) captain

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