Ethelbert

[eth-uh l-burt]
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Ethelbert

thelbert (ˈæθəlˌbɜːt)

noun
  1. Saint. ?552–616 ad, king of Kent (560–616): converted to Christianity by St Augustine; issued the earliest known code of English laws. Feast day: Feb 24 or 25
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Ethelbert

Anglo-Saxon masc. proper name, Old English Æðelbryht, literally "nobility-bright;" see atheling + bright (adj.).

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