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donzel

[ don-zuhl ]
/ ˈdɒn zəl /
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noun Archaic.
a young gentleman not yet knighted; squire; page.
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Origin of donzel

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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