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margravine

[ mahr-gruh-veen ]
/ ˈmɑr grəˌvin /
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noun

the wife of a margrave.

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Origin of margravine

1685–95; <Middle Dutch marcgravinne, equivalent to marcgravemargrave + -inne feminine noun suffix; compare German Markgräfin
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British Dictionary definitions for margravine

margravine
/ (ˈmɑːɡrəˌviːn) /

noun

the wife or widow of a margrave
a woman who holds the rank of margrave

Word Origin for margravine

C17: from Middle Dutch, feminine of margrave
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