American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.
- n. Used as a title for such a nobleman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The distinctive title (originally Dauphin of Viennois) of the eldest son of the king of France, from 1349 till the revolution of 1830. When the reigning king had no son or lineal male descendant, the title was in abeyance, as no other heir to the throne could hold it. The title had been borne since the eleventh or twelfth century by the counts of Viennois as lords of the domain hence called le Dauphiné (the Dauphinate, or Dauphiny), the last of whom ceded his lordship to the king, on condition that the title should be always maintained. The lords of Auvergne also used the title dauphin.
- n. A billon coin struck, under Charles VII. of France, for Dauphiné.
- n. The eldest son of the king of France. Under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, the Dauphin of France, generally shortened to Dauphin, was heir apparent to the throne of France. The title derived from the main title of the Dauphin, Dauphin of Viennois.
- n. : An eldest son.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has been discontinued.
- n. formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne
- From French dauphin, from Old French dalphin, from Latin delphinus. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, title of the lords of Dauphiné, from Dalphin, Dalfin, a surname, from dalfin, dolphin (from the device on the family's coat of arms); see dolphin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The gap may have narrowed since then, and the reaction has been a blast of anti-Ed stories portraying him as a swivel-eyed baby Bennite, a child insurrectionist compared with his entitled dauphin of a bro.”
“The sister of the dauphin is a good girl, not many years your senior.”
“So the "dauphin" quote, which dates back several years, is crossed out, with a scrawl on the side that reads, "No, CH.”
“LC: Okay, so, this Charles, the "dauphin" if you will ...”
“Which came first the "dauphin" or the region of "Dauphine" which is on the Swiss border?”
“The Count-dauphin of Vienne left his county to Jean, son of the king, and thence "dauphin" became the title of the heir-apparent.”
“He even seduced, by his address, Charles, the king of France's eldest son, a youth of seventeen years of age, who was the first that bore the appellation of "dauphin," by the reunion of the province of Dauphiny to the crown.”
“The name Renault settled on is the female form of "dauphin," a French royal title.)”
“Not bad for the improbable communist dauphin, a spoiled overweight twenty-something with no known accomplishments.”
“In Paris, Andi happens to find an old guitar case in a heap of Revolutionary-era relics and discovers that it contains not only a portrait of the dauphin (who, searingly, resembles Andi's dead brother) but also the diary of a girl her own age, Alexandrine, who had been the boy's paid companion two centuries earlier.”
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