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infanta

[in-fan-tuh]
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noun
  1. a daughter of the king of Spain or of Portugal.
  2. an infante's wife.
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Origin of infanta

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

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

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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