- a.d. 775?–839, king of the West Saxons 802–839; 1st king of the English 828–839.
- 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.
In the matter of music, however, I was pleased to accept the advice of Cousin Egbert.
Then at last we came to the wilderness abode of Cousin Egbert.
Whereupon the plaintive voice of Cousin Egbert arose to me, "Just below my legs."
The latter received his lordship in bed, so Cousin Egbert later informed me.
- ?775–839 ad, king of Wessex (802–839); first overlord of all England (829–830)
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