noun don·zel·la \dänˈzelə, dōntˈselə\

Definition of donzella



  1. :  damsel

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Origin and Etymology of donzella

Italian, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal donsela, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin domnicilla, diminutive of Latin domina lady — more at dame

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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