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Hohenstaufen

Syllabification: Ho·hen·stau·fen
Pronunciation: /ˌhōənˈstoufən, -ˈSHtou-
 
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Definition of Hohenstaufen in English:

A German dynastic family, some of whom ruled as Holy Roman Emperors between 1138 and 1254, among them Frederick I (Barbarossa).

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