[ don-zuh l ]
/ ˈdɒn zəl /

noun Archaic.

a young gentleman not yet knighted; squire; page.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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