donzella

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Provençal donçela, donsela, from Vulgar Latin *domnicella, from Classical Latin domina (mistress), from domus (house), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm, from root *dem- (to build).

Noun[edit]

donzella f (plural donzelle)

  1. (literary) maiden, damsel

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