Don Quixote

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English[edit]

Don Quixote of La Mancha and Sancho Panza, by Gustave Doré, 1863
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Spanish Don Quixote, whence Spanish Don Quijote.

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Don Quixote

  1. A famous 1605–1615 Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), whose full title is El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha).
  2. The protagonist of this novel.

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Noun[edit]

Don Quixote (plural Don Quixotes)

  1. Any person or character who displays quixotism.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Spanish Don Quixote.

Proper noun[edit]

Don Quixote m

  1. Don Quixote (the protagonist of a famous Spanish novel)

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quixano (modern Spanish Quijano), his actual surname, + -ote.

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Don Quixote m

  1. Don Quixote (the protagonist of a famous Spanish novel)