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contessa

[kawn-tes-sah; English kuh n-tes-uh]
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noun, plural con·tes·se [kawn-tes-se] /kɔnˈtɛs sɛ/, English con·tes·sas. Italian.
  1. countess.
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Historical Examples

  • Best consult Dr. Contesse, though indeed he himself had a preventive of fever which never failed.

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    Mary Johnston

  • Haward lifted his head, and as Contesse passed him to set down the cup, caught him by the sleeve.

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Word Origin and History for contesse

contessa

n.

1819, from Italian contessa, from Medieval Latin cometissa (see countess).

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