Meaning of madrina in English:


Pronunciation /məˈdriːnə/

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  • In Spain and other Spanish-speaking contexts: an (older) woman who acts as a sponsor, patroness, or supporter, as at a baptism, confirmation, or wedding; a godmother. In extended use: a sponsor, a patron.


Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Spanish madrina patroness, godmother, lead mare from madre mother + -ina, feminine diminutive suffix.