dauphin

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dau·phin

 (dô′fĭn)
n.
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.]

dauphin

(ˈdɔːfɪn; dɔːˈfɪn; French dofɛ̃)
n
(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]

dau•phin

(ˈdɔ fɪn, doʊˈfɛ̃)

n.
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)
Translations

dauphin

[ˈdɔːfɪn] N (Hist) → delfín m

dauphin

Dauphin [ˈdɔːfɪn ˈdəʊfɪn] ndauphin m
References in classic literature ?
It was called by three names which explain its history, its destination, and its architecture: "The House of the Dauphin," because Charles V.