marchesa
noun (plural marchese) Etymology: Italian, feminine of marchese Date: 1754 an Italian woman holding the rank of a marchese ; marchioness

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  • marchesa — [mär kā′zä] n. pl. marchese [mär kezā] 1. the wife or widow of a marchese 2. an Italian noblewoman ranking just above a countess …   English World dictionary

  • Marchesa — Mar|che|sa 〈[ ke: ] f.; , che|sen [ ke: ]; ital. Bez. für〉 Markgräfin * * * Mar|che|sa [mar ke:za ], die; , s od. …sen [ital. marchesa]: w. Form zu ↑ Marchese. * * * Mar|che|sa [mar ke:za], die; , s od. ...sen [ital. marchesa]: w. Form zu ↑ …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Marchesa — Mar|che|sa [...k...] die; , Plur. s od. ...sen <aus gleichbed. it. marchesa, Fem. von marchese, vgl. ↑Marchese>: a) (ohne Plur.) hoher ital. Adelstitel; b) Trägerin dieses Titels …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • marchesa — /mahr kay zeuh/; It. /mahrdd ke zah/, n., pl. marchese / zay/; It. / ze/. 1. an Italian noblewoman, equivalent in rank to a marquise. 2. the wife or widow of a marchese. [1790 1800; < It; fem. of MARCHESE] * * * …   Universalium

  • marchesa — mar·ché·sa s.f. 1. AD figlia di un marchese | moglie di un marchese 2. TS orefic. → marquise {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1578 81. ETIMO: der. di 1marchese, cfr. sp. marquesa …   Dizionario italiano

  • marchesa — {{hw}}{{marchesa}}{{/hw}}s. f. 1 Anticamente, signora di un marchesato. 2 Moglie o figlia di un marchese …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Marchesa — Mar|che|sa 〈 [ ke: ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: che|sen [ ke: ]〉 weibl. ital. Adelstitel …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • marchesa — pl.f. marchese …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • marchesa — mar·che·sa …   English syllables

  • marchesa — mar•che•sa [[t]mɑrˈkeɪ zə[/t]] n. pl. se ( zā). 1) fot an Italian noblewoman equivalent in rank to a marquise 2) fot the wife or widow of a marchese • Etymology: 1790–1800; < It: fem. ofmarchese marchese …   From formal English to slang

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