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dʌlˈsɪn i ə, ˌdʌl səˈni əDul·cinea

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Dulcinea(noun)

    a mistress; a sweetheart

    Etymology: [Sp., from Dulcinea del Toboso the mistress of the affections of Don Quixote.]


  1. Dulcinea

    "Dulcinea del Toboso" is a fictional character who is referred to in Miguel de Cervantes' novel Don Quixote. Seeking the traditions of the knights-errant of old, Don Quixote finds a true love whom he calls Dulcinea. She is a simple peasant in his home town, but Quixote imagines her to be the most beautiful of all women. At times, Quixote goes into detail about her appearance, though he freely admits that he has seen her only fleetingly and has never spoken with her. Don Quixote describes her appearance in the following terms: "... her name is Dulcinea, her country El Toboso, a village of La Mancha, her rank must be at least that of a princess, since she is my queen and lady, and her beauty superhuman, since all the impossible and fanciful attributes of beauty which the poets apply to their ladies are verified in her; for her hairs are gold, her forehead Elysian fields, her eyebrows rainbows, her eyes suns, her cheeks roses, her lips coral, her teeth pearls, her neck alabaster, her bosom marble, her hands ivory, her fairness snow, and what modesty conceals from sight such, I think and imagine, as rational reflection can only extol, not compare." [Volume 1/Chapter XIII]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dulcinea

    dul-sin′ē-a, or dul-sin-ē′a, n. sweetheart. [From Dulcinea del Toboso, the name given by Don Quixote to the mistress of his imagination.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dulcinea in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dulcinea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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