Origin of donzel
Examples from the Web for donzel
But I, donzel, wear the spurs of knighthood, and to succour the distressed is a duty my oath will not let me swerve from.The Last Of The Barons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Before dinner there arrives a donzel, with an ivory horn adorned with four gold bands and rich jewels.
Damsel or Damoiseau (in Italian, donzel; in Latin, domisellus); one of the gallant youths domiciled in the maison du roi.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.