Ghibelline

Ghibelline

[gib-uh-lin, -leen]
noun
1.
a member of the aristocratic party in medieval Italy and Germany that supported the claims of the German emperors against the papacy: politically opposed to the Guelphs.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Ghibellines.

Origin:
1565–75; < Italian Ghibellino < Middle High German *wībeling- (German Waiblingen) a Hohenstaufen estate in Germany

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Ghibelline (ˈɡɪbɪˌlaɪn, -ˌliːn)
 
n
1.  a member of the political faction in medieval Italy originally based on support for the German emperor
2.  (modifier) Compare Guelph of or relating to the Ghibellines
 
[C16: from Italian Ghibellino, probably from Middle High German Waiblingen, a Hohenstaufen estate]
 
'Ghibellinism
 
n

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Ghibelline
1573, from Ger. Waiblingen, seat of the Hohenstaufens in Württemberg. The name was said to have been used as a rallying cry by partisans of Conrad III at the Battle of Weinsberg (1140). See Guelph.
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