infante

noun

in·​fan·​te in-ˈfan-tē How to pronounce infante (audio)
-ˈfän-(ˌ)tā
: a younger son of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infante was in 1555

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“Infante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infante. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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