Alphonsine tables
Alphonsine Al*phon"sine ([a^]l*f[o^]n"s[i^]n), a. Of or relating to Alphonso X., the Wise, King of Castile (1252-1284). [1913 Webster]

{Alphonsine tables}, astronomical tables prepared under the patronage of Alphonso the Wise. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]


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