Etymology: knyghte from cniht, youth or servant
- an English status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier
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- A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.
- King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
- Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
- (chess) A chess piece often in the shape of a horse's head that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any intervening pieces.
- Dutch: paard(nl)n
- French: cavalier(fr)m
- German: Springer(de)m
- Italian: cavallo(it)m
- Spanish: caballo(es)m
- To confer knighthood upon.
- The king knighted the young squire.
Etymology: From Old English cniht ("boy").
- Dutch: ridderen(nl)
- French: faire chevalier
- German: zum Ritter schlagen(de)
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