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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A ladylove or sweetheart.
From Dulcinea del Toboso, the mistress of Don Quixote. The name is derived from Spanish dulce (sweet) from Latin dulce (sweet) which also gave us dulcimer (a musical instrument), billet-doux (love letter), and dolce (softly, as in music direction). Earliest documented use: 1748.
“Augusta Holland, though five years George Frederic Watts’s senior, seems to have been his Dulcinea in the 1840s.”
Brian Sewell; Why Oblivion is the Right Fate for Watts; Evening Standard (London, UK); Nov 26, 2004.
See more usage examples of Dulcinea in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction. -Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (9 Sep 1828-1910)