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Today's Word "inamorata"

A woman whom one is in love with on

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inamorata \in-am-uh-RAH-tuh\ (noun) - A woman whom one is in love with; a mistress.

"Neil was the sort of cynical romanticism expert who'd counsel switching from one inamorata to another every few months."

 

Inamorata comes from Italian innamorata, feminine of innamorato, from the past participle of innamorare, "to inspire with love," from in- (from Latin) + amore, "love" (from Latin amor, from amare, "to love"). A man with whom one is in love is an inamorato.

 

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