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Egbert

[eg-bert] /ˈɛg bərt/
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.

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

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

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

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

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  • Some half-remembered American phrase of Cousin Egbert's ran in my mind.

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  • Cousin Egbert was already seated in the cab, and I could do nothing but follow.

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  • Then to my amazement Cousin Egbert insisted that our cabman should sit at table with us.

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  • "He sounds honest enough," said the Tuttle person to Cousin Egbert.

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British Dictionary definitions for Egbert

Egbert

/ˈɛɡbɜːt/
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

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

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