One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
As a title of courtesy prefixed to a woman's name: Mrs, Ms.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From Sanskrit śrīmatī, feminine of śrīmant illustrious, splendid from śrī lustre, splendour + -mant, derivational suffix.
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