dauphin

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See also: Dauphin and dauphîn

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French. dauphin, from Old French dalphin, from Latin delphinus.

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dauphin (plural dauphins)

  1. The eldest son of the king of France. Under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, the Dauphin of France, generally shortened to Dauphin, was heir apparent to the throne of France. The title derived from the main title of the Dauphin, Dauphin of Viennois.
  2. (allegorical): An eldest son.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter I, The Younger Set:
      "I wish we were back in Tenth Street. But so many children came [] and the Tenth Street house wasn't half big enough; and a dreadful speculative builder built this house and persuaded Austin to buy it. Oh, dear, and here we are among the rich and great; and the steel kings and copper kings and oil kings and their heirs and dauphins. []"

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French dalphin, from Latin delphinus

Noun[edit]

dauphin m (plural dauphins)

  1. dolphin
  2. (heraldry) dolphin; the animal used as a charge

Noun[edit]

dauphin m (plural dauphins, feminine dauphine)

Etymology 2[edit]

From French proper name Dauphin through association with crown princes of the name, from French dauphin, from Old French dalphin, from Latin delphinus

  1. successor, dauphin
  2. runner-up

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

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dauphin m (plural dauphins)

  1. (historical) dauphin (eldest son of the king of France)

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