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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman vilein, variant of vilain; from Medieval Latin villanus(field hand), from Latin villa(country home).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪlən/, /ˈvɪleɪn/

NounEdit

villein ‎(plural villeins)

  1. (historical) A feudal tenant.

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NounEdit

villein m ‎(oblique plural villeinz, nominative singular villeinz, nominative plural villein)

  1. Alternative form of vilain