Definition of Rudolphine in US English:

Rudolphine

(also Rodolphine, Rudolfine)

adjective

Astronomy
historical
  • Designating a series of astronomical calculations, based on the observational data of Tycho Brahe, published by Johannes Kepler in 1627; especially in "Rudolphine Tables".

Origin

Mid 17th century. From the name of RudolphII, Holy Roman Emperor (reigned 1576–1612) + -ine, after post-classical Latin Rudolphinus; so called in honour of Rudolph, who was the patron of both Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler.

Pronunciation

Rudolphine

/ruːˈdɒlfɪn/