Dulcinea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish Dulcinea, from Dulcinea del Toboso, the mistress of the affections of Don Quixote.

Noun[edit]

Dulcinea (plural Dulcineas)

  1. (obsolete) A mistress; a sweetheart.
    • Sterne
      I must ever have some Dulcinea in my head.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /dulθiˈnea/, [d̪ul̟θiˈnea]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /dulsiˈnea/, [d̪ulsiˈnea]

Proper noun[edit]

Dulcinea f

  1. A female given name