Catalan edit

Etymology edit

From marquès (marquess) +‎ -esa (-ess, feminine noun-forming suffix).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

marquesa f (plural marqueses)

  1. female equivalent of marquès
  2. a marchioness (the wife of a marquis)

Usage notes edit

  • As with many female noble titles, this term can mean either a woman who holds such a title in her own right, or the wife of a man who holds the equivalent male title.

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

 

  • Rhymes: -ezɐ
  • Hyphenation: mar‧que‧sa

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from French marquise.[1][2]

Noun edit

marquesa f (plural marquesas)

  1. Alternative form of marquise
  2. examination table

Etymology 2 edit

From marquês (marquess) +‎ -esa (-ess, feminine noun-forming suffix).

Noun edit

marquesa f (plural marquesas)

  1. female equivalent of marquês, marchioness (wife of a marquess)

References edit

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

From marqués (marquess) +‎ -esa (-ess, feminine noun-forming suffix); compare French marquise.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /maɾˈkesa/ [maɾˈke.sa]
  • Rhymes: -esa
  • Syllabification: mar‧que‧sa

Noun edit

marquesa f (plural marquesas)

  1. female equivalent of marqués (marchioness)

Noun edit

marquesa f (plural marquesas)

  1. (Chile) bedframe

Further reading edit