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Asser

[ah-ser] /ˈɑ sər/
noun
1.
Tobias
[toh-bahy-uh s;; Dutch taw-bee-ahs] /toʊˈbaɪ əs;; Dutch tɔˈbi ɑs/ (Show IPA),
1838–1913, Dutch jurist and statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1911.
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  • Alwinus bishop of London; he was sent into Normandy in the year 1013, saith Asser.

  • I have been unable to discover what is meant by feri and Asser.

  • The "Annals" referred to in the text are supposed not to be a genuine work of Asser.

  • In Alfred's time the village had a monastery, given by the king to Asser.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Asser was a Welsh bishop, brought to Wessex to help the king in his work.

    Old English Libraries Ernest Savage
  • For instructors indeed he could find only a few Mercian prelates and priests, with one Welsh bishop, Asser.

  • This pleasing anecdote related by Asser is characteristic of his natural perseverance.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages Frederick Somner Merryweather
  • It became very well known, and is also found in Asser and the Textus Roffensis.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Hence it is said, that Alfred gave to Asser the whole parish (omnis parochia) of Exeter.

  • He it was who taught himself Latin by translating sentence by sentence, what his friend Asser wrote for him.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman

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