follow Dictionary.com

Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!

dona

[daw-nah] /ˈdɔ nɑ/
noun
1.
(initial capital letter) Madam; Lady: a Portuguese title prefixed to a woman's given name.
2.
(in Portuguese-speaking countries) a lady or gentlewoman.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Portuguese < Latin domina, feminine of dominus

doña

[daw-nyah] /ˈdɔ nyɑ/
noun
1.
(initial capital letter) Madam; Lady: a Spanish title prefixed to a woman's given name.
2.
(in Spanish-speaking countries) a lady or gentlewoman.
Origin
1615-25; < Spanish < Latin domina, feminine of dominus

timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

[tim-e-oh dah-nah-ohs et doh-nah fe-ren-tes; English tim-ee-oh dan-ey-ohs et doh-nuh fuh-ren-teez] /ˈtɪm ɛˌoʊ ˈdɑ nɑˌoʊs ɛt ˈdoʊ nɑ fɛˈrɛn tɛs; English ˈtɪm iˌoʊ ˈdæn eɪˌoʊs ɛt ˈdoʊ nə fəˈrɛn tiz/
Latin.
1.
I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts (I fear treacherous persons even when they appear to be friendly). Vergil's Aeneid: I, 2:49.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for dona

Dona

/Portuguese ˈdõːnə/
noun
1.
a Portuguese title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam: placed before a name to indicate respect
Word Origin
C19: from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus master

Doña

/ˈdɒnjə; Spanish ˈdoɲa/
noun
1.
a Spanish title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam: placed before a name to indicate respect
Word Origin
C17: via Spanish, from Latin domina; see Dona
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dona

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dona

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends