damoiseau

noun
dam·​oi·​seau | \ˌdamə̇ˈzō\
plural damoiseaux\ " \

Definition of damoiseau 

archaic

: a young noble not yet made a knight

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History and Etymology for damoiseau

Middle French, from Old French damoisel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin domnicellus young aristocrat, diminutive of Latin dominus master, lord

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