[ shi-val-rik, shiv-uh l-rik ]
/ ʃɪˈvæl rɪk, ˈʃɪv əl rɪk /


pertaining to chivalry; chivalrous.

Origin of chivalric

First recorded in 1790–1800; chivalr(y) + -ic
Related formsnon·chiv·al·ric, adjectiveun·chiv·al·ric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for chivalric



1797, from chivalry + -ic. Pronounced by poets with accent on the middle syllable, and because they are the only ones who need it, that pronunciation might as well be accepted.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper