dauphine

dauphine

[daw-feen; French doh-feen]
Also, dauphiness.


Origin:
1860–65; < French; Middle French dalfine, feminine of dalphin dauphin

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Dauphiné

[doh-fee-ney] .
noun
a historical region and former province of SE France.
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dauphine or dauphiness (ˈdɔːfiːn, dɔːˈfiːn, French dofin, ˈdɔːfɪnɪs)
 
n
French history the wife of a dauphin
 
dauphiness or dauphiness
 
n

Dauphiné (French dofine)
 
n
a former province of SE France: its rulers, the Counts of Vienne, assumed the title of dauphin; annexed to France in 1457

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