dona

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noun do·na \ˈdō-nə\

Definition of dona

  1. :  a Portuguese or Brazilian woman of rank —used as a title prefixed to the Christian name

Origin and Etymology of dona

Portuguese, from Latin domina lady — more at dame


First Known Use: circa 1897


doña

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noun do·ña \ˈdō-nyə\

Definition of doña

  1. :  a Spanish woman of rank —used as a title prefixed to the Christian name

Origin and Etymology of doña

Spanish, from Latin domina


First Known Use: 1606


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