Alphonsine

adjective

Al·​phon·​sine
(ˈ)al¦fän(t)sə̇n,
-änzə̇n
: relating to the set of astronomical tables prepared in 1252 by order of Alfonso X, king of León and Castile

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alphonsine was in 1658

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“Alphonsine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alphonsine. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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