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Adolf

[ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”.
Also, Adolph, Adolphe, Adolphus
[uh-dol-fuh s] /əˈdɒl fəs/ (Show IPA)
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  • "I always thought you so honorable, so generous," adolph murmured, dejectedly.

    The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
  • You the young lady that got stuck in that hole by adolph Zolzac's?

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  • The figure on the well at the east end of this house, which represents King adolph of Nassau, belongs to the year 1824.

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  • For example, adolph means noble-wolf, and Rudolph glory-wolf.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • His wife was disposed to object at first, for she had not been consulted until adolph had made his bargain.

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  • adolph Hahr and Alfred Meissner are also among the contributors.

Word Origin and History for adolph

Adolph

masc. proper name, from Old High German Athalwolf "noble wolf," from athal "noble" (see atheling) + wolf (see wolf (n.)). The -ph is from the Latinized form of the name.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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