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a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”.
Contemporary Examples

Franklin Roosevelt had his renewal handed to him in 1940 by adolph Hitler and the fall of France.
On Hillary: Why Do Democrats Want to Become the Party of Stagnant Ideas? David Frum April 5, 2013

Sulzberger was the grandson of adolph Ochs, who bought the Times in 1896 and turned it into a leading American paper.
The Legacy of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Publisher and CEO of The New York Times Howard Kurtz September 28, 2012

adolph Ochs did not want to have an editorial page when he took over Times.
Trying Times at The New York Times Alex S. Jones September 30, 2012

The nimble direction by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen does justice to the witty script by Betty Comden and adolph Green.
‘The Artist,’ ‘Hugo,’ and the History of Movies About Movies Stephen Farber December 27, 2011

Historical Examples

“I always thought you so honorable, so generous,” adolph murmured, dejectedly.
The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale

adolph Hahr and Alfred Meissner are also among the contributors.
The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various

The figure on the well at the east end of this house, which represents King adolph of Nassau, belongs to the year 1824.
The Story of Nuremberg Cecil Headlam

You the young lady that got stuck in that hole by adolph Zolzac’s?
Free Air Sinclair Lewis

His wife was disposed to object at first, for she had not been consulted until adolph had made his bargain.
The Best Policy Elliott Flower

For example, adolph means noble-wolf, and Rudolph glory-wolf.
The Log of the Sun William Beebe

masc. proper name, from Old High German Athalwolf “noble wolf,” from athal “noble” (see atheling) + wolf (see wolf (n.)). The -ph is from the Latinized form of the name.


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