- Adelphia district of London, so called because it was laid out by four brothers of a family named Adam, from Gk. adelphos "brother," lit. "from the same womb," from copulative prefix a- "together with" + delphys "womb," perhaps related to DOLPHIN (Cf. dolphin) (q.v.). The district was the site of a popular theater c.1882-1900, which gave its name to a style of performance.
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