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Delphine \Del"phine\, a. [L. delphinus a dolphin, Gr. delfi`s, delfi`n.] Pertaining to the dolphin, a genus of fishes.


Delphin \Del"phin\, Delphine \Del"phine\, a. [See Dauphin.] Pertaining to the dauphin of France; as, the Delphin classics, an edition of the Latin classics, prepared in the reign of Louis XIV., for the use of the dauphin (in usum Delphini).


a. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of dolphins

Delphine (novel)

Delphine is the first novel by Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, published in 1802. The book is written in epistolary form (as a series of letters) and examines the limits of women's freedom in an aristocratic society. Although Madame de Staël denied political intent, the book was controversial enough for Napoleon to exile the author.

A new English translation was released by Avriel H. Goldberger in 1995.


Delphine may refer to:

  • Delphine (given name), a feminine given name (and list of people with the name)
  • Delphine (novel), an 1802 novel by Madame de Staël
  • SS Delphine, a yacht built in 1921 by John and Horace Dodge
  • Delphine Records, a French record label founded in 1976
  • Delphine Software International, a defunct game development company
  • Of or relating to dolphins
  • Moderate Tropical Storm Delphine, in the 1969–70 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season
Delphine (given name)

Delphine is a Francophone feminine given name. It may refer to :

  • Delphine Boël (born 1968), alleged out-of-wedlock daughter of King Albert II of Belgium
  • Delphine Galou, French-born contralto
  • Delphine Chanéac (born 1978), French actress
  • Delphine LaLaurie (c. 1770–19th-century), New Orleans socialite and murderer
  • Delphine Neid, a bassist in the band The Nuns
  • Delphine Seyrig (1932–1990), French actress
  • Delphine Py-Bilot (born 1979), professional French triathlete
  • Delphine Blanc (born 1983), French football player currently playing for Rodez of the Division 1 Féminine
  • Delphine Combe (born 1974), French sprinter. She won a bronze medal in 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics and a gold medal in the same event at the 2002 European Championships in Athletics
  • Delphine Gleize (born 1973), French film director and screenwriter. She has directed eight films since 1998. Her film Carnages was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
  • Delphine Horvilleur, French rabbi
  • Delphine Oggeri (born 1973), from Granier near Beaufort, Savoie, is a French ski mountaineer
  • Delphine Atangana (born 1984), Cameroonian sprinter who specialized in the 100 metres
  • Delphine, a character in Power Rangers
  • Delphine Cormier, a character on Orphan Black.
  • Captain Delphine Angua von Überwald, a character from Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Delphine (film)

Delphine is a 1931 French film directed by Roger Capellani and starring Henri Garat, Alice Cocéa and Jacques Louvigny.

Usage examples of "delphine".

Glasgow at all, but up to Huddersfield with Delphine, to be presented to her parents.

Only the slackest of mistresses would permit such dalliance, and Madame Delphine Lalaurie was known for the silent efficiency of her servants.

Delphine, who was the yawper, also jumped to her feet and Josephine sloshed her own coffee with chicory into its saucer.

Their final victims were Mrs Delphine Dowling of Grand Rapids, Michigan and her two-year-old daughter Rainelle.