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partial translation, partial modification (influenced by obsolete Dutch velt field, from Middle Dutch) of German feldmarschall (translation of French maréchal de camp), from feld field (from Old High German) + marschall marshal, from Old High German marahscalc

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“Velt-marshal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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