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1. The eldest son of the king of France from 1349 to 1830.
2. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

[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.]


(ˈdɔːfɪn; dɔːˈfɪn; French dofɛ̃)
(Historical Terms) (1349–1830) the title of the direct heir to the French throne; the eldest son of the king of France
[C15: from Old French: originally a family name; adopted as a title by the Counts of Vienne and later by the French crown princes]


(ˈdɔ fɪn, doʊˈfɛ̃)

the eldest son of a king of France, used as a title from 1349 to 1830.
[1475–85; < French; Middle French dalphin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dauphin - formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)


[ˈdɔːfɪn] N (Hist) → delfín m


Dauphin [ˈdɔːfɪn ˈdəʊfɪn] ndauphin m
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Los herederos al trono de Francia usaban el titulo nobiliario toda vez que, en 1349, Humberto ii de Viennois vendio su senorio de Albon y Viennois--que entonces recibio el nombre de Dauphine--al rey Felipe vi de Valois, a condicion de que el heredero portara el titulo de dauphin o delfin.
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Washington, September 23 (ANI): University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers, exploring strategies for conserving the Diamondback Terrapin along Alabama's Dauphin Island coastline, are working to keep the once-celebrated turtle off the endangered species list.