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Rudolph

[roo-dolf]
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noun
  1. Paul (Marvin),1918–97, U.S. architect.
  2. Wilma (Glo·de·an) [gloh-dee-uh n] /ˈgloʊ di ən/, 1940–1994, U.S. track and field athlete.
  3. a male given name, form of Rolf.

Rudolf I

or Ru·dolph I

[roo-dolf; German roo-dawlf]
noun
  1. 1218–91, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1273–91: founder of the Hapsburg dynasty.
Also called Rudolph I of Hapsburg.
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Examples from the Web for rudolph

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  • I cannot agree with the German chronicler's estimate of Rudolph.

    From a Terrace in Prague

    Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • Henry of Carinthia, who succeeded Rudolph, had not proved satisfactory.

    From a Terrace in Prague

    Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • He said that his son Rudolph helped him, and that they two alone knew how the work was done.

    The Story of Glass

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • Then the father died and Rudolph was left to finish the work alone.

    The Story of Glass

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • From little Rudolph, who was just beginning to talk, she had parted most unwillingly.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt


British Dictionary definitions for rudolph

Rudolf I

Rudolph I

noun
  1. 1218–91, king of Germany (1273–91): founder of the Hapsburg dynasty based on the duchies of Styria and Austria
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Word Origin and History for rudolph

Rudolph

masc. proper name, from German Rudolf, from Old High German Hrodulf, literally "fame-wolf," from hruod- "fame, glory" + wolf.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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