adjective Del·phin \ˈdelfə̇n\

Definition of Delphin

  1. :  of or relating to the Delphin classics, an edition of the Latin classics prepared in the reign of Louis XIV of France

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Origin and Etymology of delphin

from the Delphin classics; Delphin from Medieval Latin delphinus dauphin, from Middle French dalphin; from the words in usum Serenissimi Delphini “for the use of the most serene Dauphin” inscribed on the title page — more at dauphin

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a trip made at another's expense

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