- a daughter of the king of Spain or of Portugal.
- an infante's wife.
Origin of infanta
1595–1605; < Spanish or Portuguese; feminine of infante
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Examples from the Web for infanta
Portions of the painting – the Infanta herself; her dog and dwarf – have suffered that fate, but the whole has mostly escaped it.Greater Than The Mona Lisa
January 28, 2014
In this amiable Spanish girl, the Infanta recognised a sister.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
And first, there was my embarrassment at finding no letter for the Infanta.
But among these letters there was none from the King to the Infanta!
They said they would rather see the Infanta in her grave than in the hands of such men.Charles I
All the world knows of her meeting with the Infanta, so we will not dwell upon it.Terribly Intimate Portraits
- a daughter of a king of Spain or (formerly) Portugal
- (formerly) the wife of an infante
C17: from Spanish or Portuguese, feminine of infante
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Word Origin and History for infanta
"daughter of a king of Spain or Portugal," c.1600, from Spanish and Portuguese infanta, fem. of infante, from Latin infantem (see infant).
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