英 ['senɪʃ(ə)l] 美 ['sɛnɪfəl]
  • n. (中世纪贵族的)管家,总管
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seneschal 王室管家,总管

sen-,年老,-schal,仆人,词源同 marshal.

seneschal (n.)
late 14c., "steward, majordomo, officer in a royal household in charge of ceremonies and feasts," from Old French seneschal, title of a high administrative court officer, from Frankish Latin siniscalcus, from Proto-Germanic *sini-skalk "senior servant;" first element cognate with Latin senex "old" (see senile); second element from Proto-Germanic *skalkoz "servant" (cognates: Gothic skalks, Old High German scalc, Old English scealc "servant;" see second element of marshal).