Adolphus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Adolphus. Doublet of Adolph.

Proper noun[edit]

Adolphus

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages, a Latinized variant of Adolph.
    • 1906 George Bernard Shaw: Major Barbara: Act III:
      Would any man named Adolphus - any man called Dolly! - object to being called something else?
    • 1986 Buchi Emecheta: Head Above Water. An Autobiography. p.11:
      Sometimes as a child I used to wonder why my brother was called after the man whose very name we were later taught to fear. But then who knows what goes on inside the minds of ambitious, proud Ibo fathers? As most Ibo boys born around that time were called Adolphus after the German leader, Adol is still a fairly common name among the Ibos of Nigeria.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinization of Germanic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adolphus m sg (genitive Adolphī); second declension

  1. a male given name, Adolphus, from the Germanic languages, latinization of Adolph

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Adolphus
Genitive Adolphī
Dative Adolphō
Accusative Adolphum
Ablative Adolphō
Vocative Adolphe

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Adolphus