donzel

noun
don·​zel | \ ˈdänzəl \
plural -s

Definition of donzel

archaic
: a young gentleman in training for knighthood : squire, page

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History and Etymology for donzel

Italian donzello, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal donzel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin domnicillus, diminutive of Latin dominus master

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“Donzel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/donzel. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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