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[ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/
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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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The times was once owned by adolph ochs, who then also bought the new york times.
Word Origin and History for 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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