Guelph meaning

gwĕlf
A member of a strong faction in medieval Italy that supported the power of the pope and the city-states in a struggle against the German emperors and the Ghibellines.
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Any member of a political party in medieval Italy that supported the authority of the pope in opposition to the aristocratic party of the Ghibellines.
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(historical) A member of a medieval Italian faction that supported the Pope in a long struggle against the Ghibellines and the German emperors.
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The city Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
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A city of southern Ontario, Canada, west of Toronto. It is the site of the University of Guelph (established in 1964).
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(place) City in SE Ontario, Canada.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of guelph - guelf

Origin of guelph

  • Italian Guelfo from Middle High German Welf name of the founder of a German princely family

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition