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Alphonso

[al-fon-soh, -zoh] /ælˈfɒn soʊ, -zoʊ/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”.
Also, Alphonse
[al-fons, -fonz; French al-fawns] /ˈæl fɒns, -ˈfɒnz; French alˈfɔ̃s/ (Show IPA)
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Alphonso

masc. proper name, from Spanish Alfonso, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German Adalfuns, from adal "noble;" see atheling + funs "ready"). The Alphonsine tables are named for Alphonso the Wise, 13c. king of Castile.

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