Pronounced: bye-MIH-luh-ner-ee, noun

Notes: I debated about adding this word… you can probably guess the meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word capitano means “a swaggering, cowardly person, especially a soldier, policeman, etc”


The word does mean ‘captain’, but in Italian, not Spanish. But the word comes from another stock character in commedia dell’arte – Capitano. The Italian word capitano comes from Latin caput (head).

First usage

This word showed up in the late 1500s.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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