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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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  • alphonse Lamartine, the learned French writer and politician.

  • But something in his eyes kept her from speaking about Clément and Fernand and alphonse.

  • We found but one igloo here and I did the "after you my dear alphonse," and the Doctor got the igloo.

  • alphonse would exclaim, when convinced that he had been robbed or cheated.

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  • "Yes, and life and I are equal," replied alphonse, with his gay laugh.

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  • This was the rock in that path which alphonse, like the rest of us, found anything but smooth.

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  • And wiser men than alphonse Giraud could not have enlightened her.

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Word Origin and History for alphonse

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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