castle


castle
castle (n.) late O.E. castel, from O.N.Fr. castel (O.Fr. chastel, 12c.; Mod.Fr. cháteau), from L. castellum "fortified village," dim. of castrum "fort;" cognate with O.Ir. cather, Welsh caer "town" (and perhaps related to castrare "cut off").
This word had come to Old English as ceaster and formed the -caster and -chester in place names. Sp. alcazar "castle" is from Arabic al-qasr, from L. castrum. The move in chess is recorded under this name from 1650s. In early bibles, castle was used to translate Gk. kome "village," causing much confusion. Castles in Spain translates 14c. Fr. chastel en Espaigne (the imaginary castles sometimes stood in Brie, Asia, or Albania) and probably reflects the hopes of landless knights to establish themselves abroad.

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