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a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “ready.”.
Historical Examples

In it he treats of things in general in the encyclopedic fashion set him by Alphonso of Castile.
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri

For Captain Alphonso Leek was not a striking-looking personage.
That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan

“You had better put on flannels, Alphonso, for this kind of work,” said Prigio.
Prince Prigio Andrew Lang

“You had better put on flannels, Alphonso, for this kind of work,” said Prigio.
Prince Prigio Andrew Lang

Alphonso, in despair, immediately offered to go in quest of her.
Alphonso and Marina Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian

Here the noblest study of mankind was broken off—Alphonso appearing.
Christmas Comes but Once A Year Luke Limner

More men began thrusting with more rods, but Alphonso was not to be balked.
Michael, Brother of Jerry Jack London

The only one whom she treated ill was Alphonso, who had the honour to be her spouse.
Faustus Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger

My father’s name was Veremond, and I was adopted by my uncle king Alphonso the chaste.
From This World to the Next Henry Fielding

At Alphonso Valenzano’s everything that he possessed was ruined.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11 Various

masc. proper name, from Spanish Alfonso, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German Adalfuns, from adal “noble;” see atheling + funs “ready”). The Alphonsine tables are named for Alphonso the Wise, 13c. king of Castile.


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