noun pl. condottieri
Origin: It < condotto, one hired < L conductus, mercenary soldier < pp. of conducere, to hire, lead together (see conduce); infl. in It by condotta, leadership < same L source
See condottiere in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. con·dot·tie·ri (-tyârˈē)
Origin: , from condotta, troop of mercenaries
Origin: , from
Origin: feminine past participle of condurre, to conduct
Origin: , from Latin condūcere, to lead together; see conduce.