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casern

or ca·serne

[ kuh-surn ]
/ kəˈsɜrn /
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noun

a lodging for soldiers in a garrison town; barracks.

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Origin of casern

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

caserne

/ (kəˈzɜːn) /

noun

(formerly) a billet or accommodation for soldiers in a town

Word Origin for casern

C17: from French caserne, from Old Provençal cazerna group of four men, ultimately from Latin quattuor four
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