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 (ĭn-făn′tə, -fän′-)
A daughter of a Spanish or Portuguese king.

[Spanish and Portuguese, feminine of infante, infante; see infante.]


1. (Historical Terms) a daughter of a king of Spain or (formerly) Portugal
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) the wife of an infante
[C17: from Spanish or Portuguese, feminine of infante]


(ɪnˈfæn tə)

n., pl. -tas.
1. a daughter of the king of Spain or of Portugal.
2. an infante's wife.
[1595–1605; < Sp or Portuguese]


[ɪnˈfæntə] Ninfanta f


nInfantin f
References in classic literature ?
le Cardinal, on the contrary, has brought about the marriage of his majesty with the Infanta Maria Theresa.
Look here, fool and dolt (for so I may call you, when you don't understand my words, and run away from good fortune), if I had said that my daughter was to throw herself down from a tower, or go roaming the world, as the Infanta Dona Urraca wanted to do, you would be right in not giving way to my will; but if in an instant, in less than the twinkling of an eye, I put the 'Don' and 'my lady' on her back, and take her out of the stubble, and place her under a canopy, on a dais, and on a couch, with more velvet cushions than all the Almohades of Morocco ever had in their family, why won't you consent and fall in with my wishes?
Buckingham had left England the day before, sent as ambassador to Spain, to demand the hand of the Infanta for King Charles I, who was then only Prince of Wales.
I have checked this," said the lawyer, "and it seems literally true; the picture was a portrait of the Infanta Maria Teresa, said to be one of the artist's greatest works, second only to another portrait of one of the Popes in Rome--so they told me at the National Gallery, where they had its history by heart.
I told him a man wanted to sell me a copy of the celebrated Infanta Maria Teresa of Velasquez, that I'd been down to the supposed owner of the picture, only to find that he had just sold it to him.
As for Spain, for instance, if you know how to throw in Don Carlos and the Infanta, and Don Pedro and Seville and Granada, from time to time in the right proportions -- they may have changed the names a little since I saw the papers -- and serve up a bull-fight when other entertainments fail, it will be true to the letter, and give us as good an idea of the exact state or ruin of things in Spain as the most succinct and lucid reports under this head in the newspapers: and as for England, almost the last significant scrap of news from that quarter was the revolution of 1649; and if you have learned the history of her crops for an average year, you never need attend to that thing again, unless your speculations are of a merely pecuniary character.
Contract award notice: Integral maintenance service of the correctional centers of huelva, Center of social insertion of huelva and uar of the infanta elena de huelva hospital, Dependent on the general secretariat of penitentiary institutions
Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director, said the operations in Lucena City and the towns of Infanta, Candelaria and Tiaong seized 12 grams of crystal meth ('shabu') worth around P72,000 at the street price of P6,000 per gram.
Tambien la Princesa Leonor y la Infanta Sofia dan sus trofeos, pero todavia no acuden a la ceremonia.
from Coast Guard Station Northern Quezon that the fastcraft sank between Dinahican Point, Infanta and Agta Point, Polilio Island.
About 240 were pulled alive, some with injuries, from the rough sea by navy and coast guard personnel and a flotilla of fishing boats after the M/V Mercraft 3 sank in the Polillo Strait between Quezon province's Infanta town and the ferry's destination, Polillo island, officials said.
Fastest heat winner Killinan Infanta is a 6-1 chance, writes Jonathan Kay.