Beatrice

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

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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