Dulcinea

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Dulcinea

beautiful peasant woman idealized by Don Quixote. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]

Dulcinea

(del Toboso) country girl, whom Quixote apotheosizes as guiding light. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]

Dulcinea

as Quixote’s ideal; now, generic for ‘sweetheart.’ [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote, Espy, 128]
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Al querer transformarse en caballero andante, el hidalgo ha de tener pues una dama, lo que le conduce a la creacion de Dulcinea del Toboso, a partir de Aldonza Lorenzo, esa moza labradora "de muy buen parecer de quien el un tiempo anduvo enamorado" (I, 1; 78).
Estamos frente a otra Aldonza Lorenzo, a "otra mujer fuerte" del folklore, a otra modalidad de la mitica serrana.
Other onomastic gambits posited along more secular lines explain the origins of Rocinante, Dulcinea (alias Aldonza Lorenzo) and Don Fernando, but, surprisingly, not Sancho Panza.