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  1. (noun, person) formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne

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Alternate forms of Dauphin

Hypernyms: prince

Origin of the word Dauphin

  1. "eldest son of the king of France" (title in use from 1349-1830), 1485, from Fr. dauphin, lit. "dolphin" (see dolphin). Originally the title attached to "the Dauphin of Viennois," whose province (in the Fr. Alps north of Provence) came to be known as Dauphin?. Three dolphins were on the coat of arms of the lords of Viennois, first worn by Guido IV (d.1142). It is … more

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Words that sound like Dauphin

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