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dauphin Explained

dauphin at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dauphin at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"eldest son of the king of France" (title in use from 1349-1830), 1485, from Fr. dauphin, lit. "dolphin" (see dolphin). Originally the title attached to "the Dauphin of Viennois," whose province (in the Fr. Alps north of Provence) came to be known as Dauphin?. Three dolphins were on the coat of arms of the lords of Viennois, first worn by Guido IV (d.1142). It is said to have been originally a personal name among the lords of Viennois. Humbert III, the last lord of Dauphin?, ceded the province to Philip of Valois in 1349, on condition that the title be perpetuated by the eldest son of the king of France. ///

dauphin at German => English Of Explained:


dauphin at French => English Of Explained:

dolphin, successor

dauphin at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Title of the eldest son of a king of France, the heir apparent to the French crown, from 1350 to 1830. The title was established through the purchase of lands known as the Dauphiné in 1349 by the future Charles V.

dauphin at French => English Of Explained:

incorporated company, stock co

Dauphin at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dauphin \Dau"phin\, n. [F. dauphin, prop., a dolphin, from L.
delphinus. See {Dolphin}. The name was given, for some reason
unexplained, to Guigo, count of Vienne, in the 12th century,
and was borne by succeeding counts of Vienne. In 1349,
Dauphiny was bequeathed to Philippe de Valois, king of
France, on condition that the heir of the crown should always
hold the title of Dauphin de Viennois.]
The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir
to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has
been discontinued.

dauphin at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct
heir to the throne

dauphin at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » dauphin|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » dalphin|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » delphinus|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɔːfæn/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈdɒfɪn/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔːfɪn|ɒfɪn


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The eldest son of the king of France. Under the Category: Wikipedia - :House of Valois|Valois and Category: Wikipedia - :House of Bourbon|Bourbon dynasties, the Dauphin of France, generally shortened to Dauphin, was heir apparent to the throne of France. The title derived from the main title of the Dauphin, Dauphin of Viennois.
    1. Inter: sense » allegorical An eldest son.
    2. Inter: quote-book » year=1907|author=Category: w - :Robert W. Chambers|Robert Chambers

    |title=The Younger Set
    |passage=“… a dreadful speculative builder built this house and persuaded Austin to buy it. Oh dear, and here we are among the rich and great ; and the steel kings and copper kings and oil kings and their heirs and dauphins. Do you like the house ?”


    Inter: trans-top » eldest son of king of France
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dauphin|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|delfin|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|delfin|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дофин|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=dofín

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: etyl » fro|fr Inter: term » dalphin|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » delphinus|lang=la


    * Inter: audio » Fr-dauphin.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /do.fɛ̃/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /do.fE~/


      Inter: fr-noun » m|f=dauphine

  • dolphin
    1. successor, dauphin
    2. runner-up

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