Ghib·​el·​line ˈgi-bə-ˌlēn How to pronounce Ghibelline (audio)
: a member of an aristocratic political party in medieval Italy supporting the authority of the German emperors compare guelf

Word History


Italian Ghibellino

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ghibelline was in 1573

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“Ghibelline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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