Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wife or widow of a margrave.
  • n. Used as a title for such a woman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wife of a margrave.
  • n. A woman with the rank and responsibilities of a margrave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wife of a margrave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wife of a margrave.

Etymologies

Probably Middle Dutch marcgravinne, feminine of marcgrāve, margrave; see margrave.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
margrave +‎ -ine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Riding to and fro, and chattering, and commotion, of which the margravine was the centre, went on, and the band played beautiful waltzes.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 3

  • His imitation of the margravine was the pleasantest thing I heard from him.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 5

  • The noble margravine rose from her seat and with her white hands she seized the shield.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • For the sake of the guests the noble margravine went to table, but let her daughter stay with the maidens, where she sate by right.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • The fair young margravine, too, was much caressed.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • When at night she lay close by his side, what kindly questions the margravine put, whither the king of the Huns had sent him.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • The margravine is of such high kin that I and all his liegemen would gladly serve her, should she wear a crown in

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Rudeger sent word to Bechelaren, at which the margravine grew both sorrowful and proud.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Gotelind saw the host come gladly, as likewise his dear daughter did, the young margravine.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • When the margravine heard the message, a deal she rued it; weeping beseemed her at the thought whether she should gain a lady as afore.

    The Nibelungenlied

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