infante

noun
in·​fan·​te | \ in-ˈfan-tē How to pronounce infante (audio) , -ˈfän-(ˌ)tā \

Definition of infante

: a younger son of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch

First Known Use of infante

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for infante

Spanish & Portuguese, literally, infant, from Latin infant-, infans

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“Infante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infante. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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