dogaressa

noun

do·​ga·​res·​sa
ˌdōgəˈresə
plural -s
: the wife of a doge

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from Italian dialect (Venice), from Latin ducatrix female leader, feminine of duc-, dux leader

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dogaressa was in 1820

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“Dogaressa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogaressa. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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