Etymology
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Rolf

masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old Norse Hrolfr, related to Old High German Hrodulf, literally "wolf of fame" (see Rudolph). Rolfing (1972) as a deep massage technique is named for U.S. physiotherapist Ida P. Rolf (1897-1979), and is attested from 1958 (as Rolf Technique).

updated on September 14, 2021

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Definitions of Rolf from WordNet

Rolf (n.)
Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931);
Synonyms: Rollo / Hrolf
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