chatelain

See also: Chatelain and châtelain

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English chateleyn, from Middle French chatelaine, from Old French chastelein, castelain,[1] from chastel, castel (castle). Doublet of castellan and castellano.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

chatelain (plural chatelains)

  1. The keeper or master of a castle; a castellan.

Usage notesEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ chatelain”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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