infanta

noun

in·​fan·​ta in-ˈfan-tə How to pronounce infanta (audio) -ˈfän- How to pronounce infanta (audio)
: a daughter of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch

Examples of infanta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thusly spurned by the Spanish infanta, Charles subsequently chose 14-year-old Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France and his taste-making Florentine wife Marie de’ Medici (and sister to Louis XIII), as his queen. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 17 Feb. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish & Portuguese, feminine of infante

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infanta was in 1593

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“Infanta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infanta. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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