camp anile


[kam-puh-nee-lee, -neel; Italian kahm-pah-nee-le]
noun, plural campaniles [kam-puh-nee-leez, -neelz] , campanili [kam-puh-nee-lee; Italian kahm-pah-nee-lee] .
a bell tower, especially one freestanding from the body of a church.

1630–40; < Italian, equivalent to campan(a) bell (< Late Latin, probably noun use of Latin Campāna, feminine singular or neuter plural of Campānus of Campania, reputed to be a source of high-quality bronze casting in antiquity) + -ile locative suffix (< Latin -īle) Unabridged
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campanile (ˌkæmpəˈniːlɪ)
Compare belfry (esp in Italy) a bell tower, not usually attached to another building
[C17: from Italian, from campana bell]

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Word Origin & History

1630s, from It., from campana "bell," from L.L. campana, originally "metal vessel made in Campania," region around Naples.
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