Don Quixote

EnglishEdit

 
Don Quixote of La Mancha and Sancho Panza, by Gustave Doré, 1863
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish Don Quixote, the older spelling of modern Spanish Don Quijote.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɒn kiːˈhəʊtɪ/, /dɒn ˈkwɪksəʊt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdɑn kiˈhoʊti/, /ˌdɑn kiˈhoʊteɪ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊti

Proper nounEdit

Don Quixote

  1. A famous 1605–1615 Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), whose full title is El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha).
  2. The protagonist of this novel.

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NounEdit

Don Quixote (plural Don Quixotes)

  1. (also attributive) Any person or character who displays quixotism.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      But he was a born leader. As danger thickened his jaunty manner would increase, his speech become more racy, his cold eyes glitter into ardent life, and his Don Quixote moustache bristle with joyous excitement.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish Don Quixote, the older spelling of modern Spanish Don Quijote.

Proper nounEdit

Don Quixote m

  1. Don Quixote (the protagonist of a famous Spanish novel)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Quixano (modern Spanish Quijano), his actual surname, + -ote.

Proper nounEdit

Don Quixote m

  1. Obsolete spelling of Don Quijote (the original spelling)