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Egbert

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noun
  1. a.d. 775?–839, king of the West Saxons 802–839; 1st king of the English 828–839.
  2. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “bright sword.”
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  • Cousin Egbert muttered sullenly to himself as he assisted me with the bags.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Then at last we came to the wilderness abode of Cousin Egbert.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Whereupon the plaintive voice of Cousin Egbert arose to me, "Just below my legs."

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • In the matter of music, however, I was pleased to accept the advice of Cousin Egbert.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The latter received his lordship in bed, so Cousin Egbert later informed me.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for egbert

Egbert

noun
  1. ?775–839 ad, king of Wessex (802–839); first overlord of all England (829–830)
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Word Origin and History for egbert

Egbert

masc. proper name, from Old English Ecg-beorht, literally "sword-bright." See edge (n.) + bright (adj.).

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