inamorata

[ in-am-uh-rah-tuh, in-am- ]
/ ɪnˌæm əˈrɑ tə, ˌɪn æm- /

noun, plural in·am·o·ra·tas.

a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover.

Origin of inamorata

1645–55; < Italian innamorata (feminine); see inamorato
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inamorata

/ (ɪnˌæməˈrɑːtə, ˌɪnæmə-) /

noun plural -tas

a woman with whom one is in love; a female lover

Word Origin for inamorata

C17: see inamorato
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Word Origin and History for inamorata

inamorata


n.

"female lover," 1650s, from Italian innamorata, fem. of innamorato, past participle of innamorare "to fall in love," from in "in" + amore "love" (see Amy).

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