The word Lion is to lioness as
the word marquis is to what?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
The wife of a marquis is called a
marchioness. She ranks below a duchess but
above a countess. The word marquis derives
from the Old French marche, frontier; thus the
word originally denoted the governor of a border area.
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