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dauphin


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dauphin  \Dau"phin\,  n.  [F.  dauphin,  prop.,  a  dolphin,  from  L. 
  delphinus.  See  {Dolphin}.  The  name  was  given  for  some  reason 
  unexplained,  to  Guigo,  count  of  Vienne,  in  the  12th  century, 
  and  was  borne  by  succeeding  counts  of  Vienne.  In  1349, 
  Dauphiny  was  bequeathed  to  Philippe  de  Valois,  king  of 
  France,  on  condition  that  the  heir  of  the  crown  should  always 
  hold  the  title  of  Dauphin  de  Viennois.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dauphin 
  n  :  formerly,  the  eldest  son  of  the  King  of  France  and  direct 
  heir  to  the  throne 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dauphin,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  18272) 
  Location:  40.36877  N,  76.93039  W 
  Population  (1990):  845  (345  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  17018 




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