Beatrice

noun
Be·​atrice | \ ˌbā-ä-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce Beatrice (audio) , ˈbē-ə-trəs How to pronounce Beatrice (audio) \

Definition of Beatrice

: a Florentine woman idealized in Dante's Vita Nuova and Divina Commedia

First Known Use of Beatrice

1642, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Beatrice

Italian

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“Beatrice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Beatrice. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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