Doña

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin domina, from domus, house.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Doña f (plural Doñas, masculine Don)

  1. title of respect for a married or widowed woman comparable to Mrs.
  2. lady of the house, the woman in charge

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike Mrs., the title Doña is usually used before the given name only, such as Doña María. May be written with upper or lower case.

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