adjective Al·phon·sine \(ˈ)al¦fän(t)sə̇n, -änzə̇n\

Definition of Alphonsine

  1. :  relating to the set of astronomical tables prepared in 1252 by order of Alfonso X, king of León and Castile

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Origin and Etymology of alphonsine

Spanish alfonsino, from Alfonso X †1284 king of Castile and León + Spanish -ino -ine

First Known Use: 1658

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