- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”
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Historical Examples of alphonso
Had he not been a king, he had been mad: such men as Bosco were mad after Alphonso died.
Alphonso was with us for some time, but the monks of Clugni extricated him from thence.The Phantom World
Here the noblest study of mankind was broken off—Alphonso appearing.Christmas Comes but Once A Year
How was he to get Prigio out of the way, and make Enrico or Alphonso his successor?
“You had better put on flannels, Alphonso, for this kind of work,” said Prigio.
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.