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Britoness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Briton +‎ -ess.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Britoness (plural Britonesses)

  1. (literary) A British woman. [from 16th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.12:
      Yet the bold Britonesse was nought ydred, / Though much emmov'd, but stedfast still persevered.