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Princess (O. Edd. princesse), 1) a female sovereign, or the consort of a sovereign: Lucr. 721. H8 V, 5, 58. Lr. IV, 7, 29. Ant. V, 2, 329.
2) the daughter of a sovereign, or the consort of his son: Tp. I, 2, 59. LLL I, 1, 141. II, 90. II, 90 II, 90 V, 1, 93 etc. As I, 2, 175. II, 2, 10. Wint. II, 3, 78 (used of a babe, and neuter). IV, 4, 555. IV, 4, 555 V, 1, 86. H6A V, 3, 110. H8 III, 2, 70; IV, 1, 23 “(p. dowager).” V, 4, 91. Cymb. V, 2, 3 etc. let me kiss this p. of pure white (your hand), “this seal of bliss,” Mids. III, 2, 144 (cf. prince, and Ant. III, 13, 125). Used in flattery as a familiar compellation: Tw. III, 1, 108. V, 307.
Seemingly not inflected in the plural: Tp. I, 2, 173, but cf. prince. In As I, 2, 175 some M. Edd. the princess' call for you, but O. Edd. the princesse cals for you.
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