variants or Guelph
: a member of a papal and popular political party in medieval Italy that opposed the authority of the German emperors in Italy compare ghibelline

Word History


Italian Guelfo

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Guelf was in 1566

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“Guelf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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