in· fan· ta in-ˈfan-tə -ˈfän- : a daughter of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch Example Sentences Recent Examples on the Web Thusly spurned by the Spanish infanta, Charles subsequently chose 14-year-old Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France and his taste-making Florentine wife Marie de’ Medici (and sister to Louis XIII), as his queen.
Jan 18, 2019 · As the eldest child, Princess Leonor of Asturias is the heir presumptive to the Spanish throne. In fact, she’ll be Spain’s first queen regnant since Queen Isabella II (who reigned from 1833 to 1868) when she ascends the throne. Although her sister Sofia is also royal, she’s not considered a princess and is instead referred to as Infanta Sofia because she is the second born and will not take on the throne.
Jan 28, 2014 · infanta / ( ɪnˈfæntə) / noun a daughter of a king of Spain or (formerly) Portugal (formerly) the wife of an infante Word Origin for infanta C17: from Spanish or Portuguese, feminine of infante
infante, (masculine), feminine infanta, the title borne from the 13th century by the children of the Spanish and Portuguese monarchs. The title infante was borne by the sons of the sovereign, and the title infanta was given to the daughters and to the wife of an infante. From the reign of John I of Castile (1379–90) there began the custom of calling the sovereign’s eldest son príncipe (prince) de Asturias and not infante.
noun Any daughter of a king of Spain or Portugal. Webster's New World Similar definitions The wife of an infante. Webster's New World Advertisement Other Word Forms of Infanta Noun Singular: infanta Plural: infantas Origin of Infanta From Spanish infanta, Portuguese infanta, feminine of infante. From Wiktionary
The word, infanta, is a historical name indicating the daughter of the Spanish or Portuguese monarch, and the name would go to the youngest daughter or a daughter who would not be in line to rule the monarchy. The infanta is a special term, and that daughter is a princess named Her Royal Highness.
Infante (Spanish: , Portuguese: [ĩˈfɐ̃t(ɨ)]; f. infanta), also anglicised as Infant or translated as Prince, is the title and rank given in the Iberian kingdoms of Spain (including the predecessor kingdoms of Aragon, Castile, Navarre, and León) and Portugal to the sons and daughters (infantas) of the king, regardless of age, sometimes with the exception of the heir apparent or heir presumptive to the throne who usually bears a unique princely or ducal title.