[san-choh pan-zuh; Spanish sahn-chaw pahn-thah]
- the credulous and amusing squire of Don Quixote.
[pan-zuh; Spanish pahn-thah, -sah]
- Sancho. Sancho Panza.
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[(sahn-choh pahn-zuh, san-choh pan-zuh)]
In Don Quixote, the down-to-Earth peasant who accompanies the idealistic, deluded Don on his adventures. Sancho is a delightful coward, more interested in material comfort and safety than in performing courageous acts.
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