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Herbert

[hur-bert]
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noun
  1. Frank,1920–86, U.S. science-fiction writer.
  2. George,1593–1633, English clergyman and poet.
  3. Victor,1859–1924, U.S. composer and orchestra conductor, born in Ireland.
  4. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “army” and “bright.”
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Herbert

noun
  1. Edward, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. 1583–1648, English philosopher and poet, noted for his deistic views
  2. his brother, George . 1593–1633, English Metaphysical poet. His chief work is The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (1633)
  3. Zbigniew (ə zˈbɪɡnɪəf), 1924–98, Polish poet and dramatist, noted esp for his dramatic monologues
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Word Origin and History for herbert

Herbert

masc. proper name, introduced in England by the Normans, from Old French Herbert, Latinized from Frankish *Hari-berct, *Her(e)-bert, literally "army-bright;" see harry (v.) + bright (adj.).

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