fortalice

noun

for·​ta·​lice ˈfȯr-tə-ləs How to pronounce fortalice (audio)
1
archaic : fortress
2
archaic : a small fort

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Medieval Latin fortalitia — more at fortress

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fortalice was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fortalice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fortalice. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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