the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
The female spouse or widow of a duke.
The female ruler of a duchy (where women can reign).
to court or curry favour for political or business advantage; to flatter obsequiously.
the wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right
Origin: [F. duchesse, fr. duc duke.]
Duchess is a village in southern Alberta, Canada, located north of Brooks, across from Trans-Canada Highway, in the County of Newell. The village was named for Duchess Louise Marguerite. It is mainly a ranching community.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The feminine of Dutchman.
The numerical value of duchess in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of duchess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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Cover her face. Mine eyes dazzle. She died young - Duchess. Act 4, Sc.2.
This is to state that I am convinced that Mrs Anderson or Tchiakovsky is an imposter. I believe in the statement my sister the Grand Duchess Olga, made in 1925 that this woman was not Anastasia.
The Duke and Duchess are hugely appreciative of all the warm messages they have received about their family this year and are very much looking forward to their first Christmas as a family of four.
The Duchess of Cambridge has made the mental health of young children a key focus of her work in recent years. She is delighted that The Huffington Post will help put a spotlight on this important issue, the Duchess will be commissioning contributions from a number of leading figures in the mental health sector as well as from young people, parents, and teachers.
“The Grand Duchess Tatiana was as charming as her sister Olga, but in a different way. She has been described as proud, but I never knew anyone less so. With her, as her mother, shyness and reserve were accounted as pride, but once you knew her and had gained her affection, this reserve disappeared, and the real Tatijana became apparent. She was a poetical creature, as always yearning for the ideal, and dreaming of great friendships which might be hers. The Emperor loved her devotedly, they had much in common, and the sisters used to laugh, and say that, if a favor were required, ‘Tatiana must ask Papa to grant it.’ She was very tall, and excessively thin, with a cameo-like profile, deep blue eyes, and dark chestnut hair… a lovely ‘Rose’ maiden, fragile and pure as a flower.”
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- княгіня, герцагіняBelarusian
- дукеса, херцогиняBulgarian
- duquessaCatalan, Valencian
- ban-diùcScottish Gaelic
- hercegnő, hercegnéHungarian
- istri adipati, adipati perempuanIndonesian
- hertuginneNorwegian Nynorsk
- герцогиня, княгиняRussian
- vojvotkinja, војвоткињаSerbo-Croatian
- княгиня, герцогиняUkrainian
- dük, hidük, jidükVolapük
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