margravine

[mahr-gruh-veen]
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noun

the wife of a margrave.

Nearby words

  1. marginoplasty,
  2. margosa,
  3. margot,
  4. margravate,
  5. margrave,
  6. margrethe,
  7. margrethe ii,
  8. marguerite,
  9. margulies,
  10. marheshvan

Origin of margravine

1685–95; < Middle Dutch marcgravinne, equivalent to marcgrave margrave + -inne feminine noun suffix; compare German Markgräfin

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British Dictionary definitions for margravine

margravine

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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