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Dauʹphin

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The heir of the French crown under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties. Guy VIII., Count of Vienne, was the first so styled, because he wore a dolphin as his cognisance. The title descended in the family till 1349, when Humbert II., de la tour de Pisa, sold his seigneurie, called the Dauphiné, to King Philippe VI. (de Valois), on condition that the heir of France assumed the title of le dauphin. The first French prince so called was Jean, who succeeded Philippe; and the last was the Duc dʹAngoulême, son of Charles IX., who renounced the title in 1830.

Grand Dauphin. Louis, Duc de Bourgogne, eldest son of Louis XIV., for whose use was published the Latin classics entitled Ad Usum Delphiʹni, (1661–1711.)

Second or Little Dauphin. Louis, son of the Grand Dauphin. (1682–1712.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Daron, Daronne (French)
Daronne
Dart
Darwinian Theory
Dash
Dash my Wig. Dash my Buttons
Date
Daughter
Daughter of Peneus (The)
Daughter of the Horseleech
Dauphin
Davenport
Davenport (The Brothers)
David
David and Jonathan
Davideis
Davus
Davy
Davy (Snuffy)
Davy Jones’s Locker
Davy’s Sow

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Dauphin