- duenna[duenna 词源字典]
- duenna: see dame
[duenna etymology, duenna origin, 英语词源]
- duenna (n.)
- 1660s, "chief lady in waiting upon the queen of Spain," also "an elderly woman in charge of girls from a Spanish family," from Spanish dueña "married lady, mistress" (fem. of dueño "master"), from Latin domina (see dame). Sense extended in English to "any elderly woman chaperon of a younger woman" (1708).