What does Castile mean?

Castile meaning in Etymology Dictionary

medieval Spanish county and soon after kingdom, from Vulgar Latin castilla, from Latin castella, plural of castellum "palace, fort, citadel, stronghold" (see castle (letter.)); so called in reference to the numerous fortified locations truth be told there during the Moorish wars. Title in Spanish is believed to date back into c.800. Relevant: Castilian. As a superb style of detergent, in English from 1610s.

Castile meaning in General Dictionary

an area of main Spain; a former kingdom that comprised almost all of modern Spain and united with Aragon to make Spain in 1479

Sentence Examples with the word Castile

Of Castile by a typical piece of flighty oriental barbarity.

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