WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
do•na  (dônä),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Foreign Terms(cap.) Madam;
    Lady: a Portuguese title prefixed to a woman's given name.
  2. Foreign Terms(in Portuguese-speaking countries) a lady or gentlewoman.
  • Latin domina, feminine of dominus
  • Portuguese
  • 1615–25

do•ña  (dônyä),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Foreign Terms(cap.) Madam;
    Lady: a Spanish title prefixed to a woman's given name.
  2. Foreign Terms(in Spanish-speaking countries) a lady or gentlewoman.
  • Latin domina, feminine of dominus
  • Spanish
  • 1615–25

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
do•ña /ˈdɔnyɑ/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ñas. 
  1. Foreign Terms Madam;
    Lady: a Spanish title put before a woman's given name:[proper noun;  Doña]Doña Melendez was her name.
  2. Foreign Terms[countable] (in Spanish-speaking countries) a lady or gentlewoman.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Dona /Portuguese: ˈdõːnə/ n
  1. a Portuguese title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam: placed before a name to indicate respect
Etymology: 19th Century: from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus master



Doña /ˈdɒnjə; Spanish: ˈdoɲa/ n
  1. a Spanish title of address equivalent to Mrs or Madam: placed before a name to indicate respect
Etymology: 17th Century: via Spanish, from Latin domina; see Dona



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