See also: Chatelain and châtelain

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Etymology edit

From Middle English chateleyn, from Middle French chatelaine, from Old French chastelein and castelain (castellan),[1] from chastel and castel (castle) + -ain (-an: forming adj.), from Medieval Latin castellum, from Latin castrum (fort) + -ellum (-elle: forming diminutives). Doublet of Castilian, castellano, castellanus, and castellan.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃætəleɪn/, /ʃætəˈleɪn/

Noun edit

chatelain (plural chatelains)

  1. Synonym of castellan: the lord of a castle; a caretaker entrusted to oversee a castle for its lord.

Usage notes edit

Not to be confused with chatelaine (mistress of a household; chain with keys), which is usually pronounced the same.

References edit

  1. ^ chatelain”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.

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