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[dou-suh-bel] /ˈdaʊ səˌbɛl/
noun, Obsolete
Origin of dowsabel
1575-85;Latin Dulcibella woman's name. See dulcet, belle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mistress dowsabel wept feebly for a short while, and seemed disposed to start and tremble at every sound.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green
  • "I am glad to leave thee with thy aunt dowsabel, child," said Lady Humbert before she left.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green
  • It is no such heavy charge I would lay upon thee, yet it is one that thy aunt dowsabel would fear to undertake.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green
British Dictionary definitions for dowsabel


/ˈduːsəˌbɛl; ˈdaʊs-/
an obsolete word for sweetheart
Word Origin
C16: from Latin Dulcibella feminine given name, from dulcis sweet + bellus beautiful
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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