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Egbert

[ eg-bert ]
/ ˈɛg bərt /
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noun

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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Egbert
/ (ˈɛɡbɜːt) /

noun

?775–839 ad, king of Wessex (802–839); first overlord of all England (829–830)
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