[ in-fan-tuh ]
/ ɪnˈfæn tə /


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

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British Dictionary definitions for infanta


/ (ɪnˈfæntə) /


a daughter of a king of Spain or (formerly) Portugal
(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



"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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