contessa

See also: Contessa

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian contessa. Doublet of countess.

NounEdit

contessa (plural contessas)

  1. A countess, often specifically an Italian countess
    • 2007, January 8, “Jack Anderson”, in Ruthanna Boris, Versatile Ballet Russe Dancer, Dies at 88[1]:
      [] Ms. Boris choreographed a tale about a haughty contessa who tries to seduce a young man with wondrous perfumes.

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ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Medieval Latin comitissa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /konˈtes.sa/
  • Rhymes: -essa
  • Hyphenation: con‧tés‧sa

NounEdit

contessa f (plural contesse)

  1. countess

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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /konˈtɛs.sa/
  • Rhymes: -ɛssa
  • Hyphenation: con‧tès‧sa

VerbEdit

contessa

  1. inflection of contessere:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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