casern

[kuh-surn]
noun
a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks.
Also, caserne.


Origin:
1690–1700; < French caserne, orig. small room for guardsmen < Old Provençal cazerna foursome < Latin quaterna, neuter plural of quaternī four at a time, equivalent to quater- (derivative of quattuor four) + -nī distributive suffix

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casern or caserne (kəˈzɜːn)
 
n
(formerly) a billet or accommodation for soldiers in a town
 
[C17: from French caserne, from Old Provençal cazerna group of four men, ultimately from Latin quattuor four]
 
caserne or caserne
 
n
 
[C17: from French caserne, from Old Provençal cazerna group of four men, ultimately from Latin quattuor four]

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