Ho·​hen·​stau·​fen ˈhō-ən-ˌshtau̇-fən How to pronounce Hohenstaufen (audio)
: of or relating to a princely German family that reigned over the Holy Roman Empire from 1138–1254 and over Sicily from 1194–1266
Hohenstaufen noun

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hohenstaufen was in 1883

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“Hohenstaufen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hohenstaufen. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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