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donzel

[don-zuh l] /ˈdɒn zəl/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a young gentleman not yet knighted; squire; page.
Origin of donzel
1585-1595
1585-95; < Italian donzello < Old Provençal donzel < Vulgar Latin *dom(i)nicellus, equivalent to Latin domin(us) lord + -cellus diminutive suffix; cf. damsel
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