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See also: Cavaliere and cavalière

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Occitan cavalier (cf. also Old French chevalier), from Late Latin caballārius.[1] See cavalo +‎ -iere. Doublet of cavallaio.

NounEdit

cavaliere m (plural cavalieri)

  1. rider or horseman
  2. cavalryman or trooper
  3. an escort or partner
  4. a knight
  5. a gentleman

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Migliorini, Bruno; Aldo Duro (1950) Prontuario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Paravia