dona

dona

[daw-nah]
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:
1615–25; < Portuguese < Latin domina, feminine of dominus

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doña

[daw-nyah]
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]
Latin.
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.
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Dona (Portuguese ˈdõːnə)
 
n
a Portuguese title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam: placed before a name to indicate respect
 
[C19: from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus master]

Doña (ˈdɒnjə, Spanish ˈdoɲa)
 
n
a Spanish title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam: placed before a name to indicate respect
 
[C17: via Spanish, from Latin domina; see Dona]

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