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dowsabel

[ dou-suh-bel ]
/ ˈdaʊ səˌbɛl /
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noun Obsolete.

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Origin of dowsabel

1575–85; ≪ Latin Dulcibella woman's name. See dulcet, belle
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British Dictionary definitions for dowsabel

dowsabel
/ (ˈduːsəˌbɛl, ˈdaʊs-) /

noun

an obsolete word for sweetheart

Word Origin for dowsabel

C16: from Latin Dulcibella feminine given name, from dulcis sweet + bellus beautiful
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