capitano

noun ca·pi·ta·no \ ˌkapəˈtä(ˌ)nō \

Definition of capitano

plural capitani \-ä(ˌ)nē\ or capitanos
: a vainglorious and cowardly soldier especially appearing as a stock character in the commedia dell' arte

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Origin and Etymology of capitano

Italian, literally, captain, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin capitanus foremost, chief, from Latin capit-, caput head


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