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

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

    The Story of Nuremberg Cecil Headlam
  • You the young lady that got stuck in that hole by adolph Zolzac's?

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  • His wife was disposed to object at first, for she had not been consulted until adolph had made his bargain.

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

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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.

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