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Definition of Duenna

Duenna
Duenna Du*en"na, n.; pl. Duennas. [Sp. due[~n]a, do[~n]a, fr. L. domina. See Dame.] 1. The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain. --Brande. 2. An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family. --Brande & C. 3. Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess. --Arbuthnot.

Meaning of Duenna from wikipedia

- southern Europe, especially in Spain, to which they attributed the word duenna, an Old Spanish spellingarose as a ligature of nn; the tilde was shorthand...
- The Duenna is a three-act comic opera, mostly composed by Thomas Linley the elder and his son, Thomas Linley the younger, to an English-language libretto...
- The Duenna (La Dueña) is an English/German-language opera in three acts composed by Robert Gerhard to libretto by the composer, after the 1775 comedy The...
- Bret remain behind, and Cyrano confesses his love for Roxane. Roxane's duenna then arrives, and asks where Roxane may meet Cyrano privately. Lignière...
- honesty" if the marriage had not been consummated as Catherine and her duenna claimed, but Henry VII and the Spanish amb****ador set out instead to obtain...
- "Recreating a text for The Duenna". English Touring OperaAutumn 2010: 21–23. Billington, Michael (29 September 2010). "The Duenna's 230-year elopement"....
- Her Spanish retinue, including Francisco Felipe, was supervised by her duenna, Elvira Manuel. At first it was thought Catherine's ship would arrive at...
- unmarried girls in Western European tradition, dueña in Spanish (anglicised duenna). Cousin marriage Dayyuth Ḥ-R-M Hijab Islamic marital jurisprudence Islamic...
- "'Animal Kingdom'". Empire Magazine. Retrieved 21 December 2022. Mambana, Duenna (27 July 2017). "Kim Engelbrecht And Neil Sandilands Have Already Started...
- Ami Tumi is loosely based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comic opera The Duenna. There is an old movie called Ananda nilayam (1971) directed by B.S. Narayana...