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Hildebrand1

[hil-duh-brand] /ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd/
Related forms
Hildebrandian, adjective, noun
Hildebrandine
[hil-duh-bran-din, -dahyn] /ˈhɪl dəˌbræn dɪn, -daɪn/ (Show IPA),
adjective

Hildebrand2

[hil-duh-brand] /ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd/
noun, German Mythology.
1.
a hero in the Nibelungenlied.
Origin of Hildebrand2
< Old Norse Hildibrandr, equivalent to hildr battle + brandr sword

Gregory VII

noun
1.
Saint (Hildebrand) c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
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  • The spirit of Luther is dead; but Hildebrand and Loyola are alive.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • So thy father has thought on the old Hall and old Sir Hildebrand at last!

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • The stranger was Reinald, who had come forth on the same errand as Hildebrand.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • While, at the same time, the brevity of Hildebrand is not like the brevity of the Northern poems.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • The story of Walter of Aquitaine is as simple as the story of Hildebrand.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • In the poem of Hildebrand there is a single tragedy contained in a single scene.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • The aid of Hildebrand in behalf of William's claims was obtained at once by Lanfranc.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for Hildebrand

Hildebrand

/ˈhɪldəˌbrænd/
noun
1.
the monastic name of Gregory VII
Derived Forms
Hildebrandian, adjective, noun
Hildebrandine, adjective

Gregory VII

noun
1.
Saint, monastic name Hildebrand. ?1020-–85, pope (1073–85), who did much to reform abuses in the Church. His assertion of papal supremacy and his prohibition (1075) of lay investiture was opposed by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, whom he excommunicated (1076). He was driven into exile when Henry captured Rome (1084). Feast day: May 25
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Word Origin and History for Hildebrand

masc. proper name, Old High German Hildibrand, literally "battle-sword;" for first element see Hilda; for second element see brand.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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