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casern

or caserne

[kuh-surn] /kəˈsɜrn/
noun
1.
a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks.
Origin of casern
1690-1700
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

/kəˈzɜːn/
noun
1.
(formerly) a billet or accommodation for soldiers in a town
Word Origin
C17: from French caserne, from Old Provençal cazerna group of four men, ultimately from Latin quattuor four
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