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Guelf

noun \ˈgwelf\

Definition of Guelf

  1. :  a member of a papal and popular political party in medieval Italy that opposed the authority of the German emperors in Italy — compare ghibelline



Variants of guelf

or Guelph play \ˈgwelf\

Origin of guelf

Italian Guelfo


First Known Use: 1566

Rhymes with guelf


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