plural marqueses
: a marquess in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries

Word History


Spanish marqués & Portuguese marquês, from Old Spanish & Old Portuguese, from Old Provençal marques, from marca boundary, boundary land, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha boundary, boundary land

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“Marqués.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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