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 Querpo (2 syl.).Questa Gentilissima (Italian). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Questa Cortesissima (Italian).
 
Most courteous one; a love term used by Dante to Beatrice.   1
        “I set myself to think of that most courteous one (questa cortesissima), and thinking of her there fell upon me a sweet sleep”—Mrs. Oliphant: Makers of Florence (Dante’s description).
 


 Querpo (2 syl.).Questa Gentilissima (Italian). 

 
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