Rudolph

[ roo-dolf ]
/ ˈru dɒlf /
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noun

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.

Rudolf I

or Ru·dolph I

[ roo-dolf; German roo-dawlf ]
/ ˈru dɒlf; German ˈru dɔlf /

noun

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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Rudolf I

Rudolph I

/ (ˈruːdɒlf) /

noun

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.

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