Beatrice

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noun Be·atrice \ˌbā-ä-ˈtrē-(ˌ)chā, ˈbē-ə-trəs\

Definition of Beatrice

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

Origin and Etymology of beatrice

Italian


First Known Use: 1642


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