- Paul (Marvin),1918–97, U.S. architect.
- Wilma (Glo·de·an) [gloh-dee-uh n] /ˈgloʊ di ən/, 1940–1994, U.S. track and field athlete.
- a male given name, form of Rolf.
or Ru·dolph I
[roo-dolf; German roo-dawlf]
- 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
We sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Jingle Bells”.Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Lost in Translation are Twee.What the Hell Is ‘Twee’? A Genre? A Mindset? An Art Form?
June 23, 2014
Played by Rudolph and Fred Armisen, they are the voices of the GPS system in cars.
“I eat clams all day and nuts all night,” Rudolph sang in an innuendo-laden number.
It began with Rudolph addressing the audience, and introducing herself as the night's host.
I cannot agree with the German chronicler's estimate of Rudolph.
Henry of Carinthia, who succeeded Rudolph, had not proved satisfactory.
He said that his son Rudolph helped him, and that they two alone knew how the work was done.
Then the father died and Rudolph was left to finish the work alone.
From little Rudolph, who was just beginning to talk, she had parted most unwillingly.One Snowy Night
Emily Sarah Holt
- 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
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