Guelf

noun
\ ˈgwelf How to pronounce Guelf (audio) \
variants: or Guelph

Definition of Guelf

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

First Known Use of Guelf

1566, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Guelf

Italian Guelfo

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“Guelf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Guelf. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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