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infanta

[in-fan-tuh] /ɪnˈfæn tə/
noun
1.
a daughter of the king of Spain or of Portugal.
2.
an infante's wife.
Origin of infanta
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Spanish or Portuguese; feminine of infante
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  • Portions of the painting – the infanta herself; her dog and dwarf – have suffered that fate, but the whole has mostly escaped it.

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infanta

/ɪnˈfæntə/
noun
1.
a daughter of a king of Spain or (formerly) Portugal
2.
(formerly) the wife of an infante
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish or Portuguese, feminine of infante
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Word Origin and History for infanta

Infanta

n.

"daughter of a king of Spain or Portugal," c.1600, from Spanish and Portuguese infanta, fem. of infante, from Latin infantem (see infant).

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