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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of escuyer.

NounEdit

escuier m (plural escuiers)

  1. squire; shield-bearer

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin scūtārius, from Latin scūtum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

escuier m (oblique plural escuiers, nominative singular escuiers, nominative plural escuier)

  1. squire; shield-bearer
    • 12th Century, Béroul, Tristan et Iseut (in Old French):
      Li rois apele un escuier.
      The king called a shield-bearer

DescendantsEdit