cavaliere etymology

Italian word cavaliere comes from Gaulish caballos, Vulgar Latin caballus, and later Latin caballus ((Late Latin) horse; nag. Pack-horse, jade, hack.)

Detailed word origin of cavaliere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
caballos Gaulish (cel-gau)
caballus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
caballus Latin (lat) (Late Latin) horse; nag. Pack-horse, jade, hack.
caballārius Late Latin (LL)
cavalier Old Provençal (to 1500) (pro)
cavaliere Italian (ita) A gentleman. A knight. An escort or partner. Cavalryman or trooper. Rider or horseman.

Words with the same origin as cavaliere

Descendants of caballos
cavalcare cavalleria cavallo