infanta

[in-fan-tuh]

Origin of infanta

1595–1605; < Spanish or Portuguese; feminine of infante
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Contemporary Examples of infanta

  • Portions of the painting – the Infanta herself; her dog and dwarf – have suffered that fate, but the whole has mostly escaped it.

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    Greater Than The Mona Lisa

    Blake Gopnik

    January 28, 2014

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British Dictionary definitions for infanta

infanta

noun
  1. a daughter of a king of Spain or (formerly) Portugal
  2. (formerly) the wife of an infante

Word Origin for infanta

C17: from Spanish or Portuguese, feminine of infante
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Word Origin and History for infanta

Infanta

n.

"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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