E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
the squire of Don Quixote, was governor of Barataria, according to Cervantes. He is described as a short, pot-bellied rustic, full of common sense, but without a grain of spirituality. He rode upon an ass, Dapple, and was famous for his proverbs. Panza, in Spanish, means paunch.
A Sancho Panza. A justice of the peace. In allusion to Sancho, as judge in the isle of Barataria.
Sancho Panzas wife, called Tersa, pt. ii. i. 5; Maria, pt. ii. iv. 7; Juna, pt. i. 7; and Joan, pt. i. 21.
Sancho. The model painting of this squire is Leslies Sancho and the Duchess.