champioun

Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French champion, from Medieval Latin campiō, from Proto-Germanic *kampijô. Doublet of kempe (soldier).

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NounEdit

champioun (plural champiouns)

  1. A sportsperson who utilises brute strength; a martial artist.
  2. A combatant or soldier; especially referring to a one who fights alone.
  3. A guardian or safeguarder; one who provides safety or security.
  4. A promoter or evangelist of a cause or belief.
  5. A winner; one who emerges victorious from a challenge.
  6. (rare) A representative appointed to fight in place of another.
  7. (rare) A security officer.

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