Hildebrand

1
[ hil-duh-brand ]
/ ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd /

noun

Related forms

Hil·de·bran·di·an, adjective, nounHil·de·brand·ine [hil-duh-bran-din, -dahyn] /ˈhɪl dəˌbræn dɪn, -daɪn/, adjective

Definition for hildebrand (2 of 3)

Hildebrand

2
[ hil-duh-brand ]
/ ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd /

noun German Mythology.

a hero in the Nibelungenlied.

Origin of Hildebrand

2
< Old Norse Hildibrandr, equivalent to hildr battle + brandr sword

Definition for hildebrand (3 of 3)

Gregory VII


noun

SaintHildebrand, c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
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British Dictionary definitions for hildebrand (1 of 2)

Hildebrand

/ (ˈhɪldəˌbrænd) /

noun

the monastic name of Gregory VII

Derived Forms

Hildebrandian, adjective, nounHildebrandine, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for hildebrand (2 of 2)

Gregory VII


noun

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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