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Word Origin and History for tibert

Tibert

name of the cat in "Reynard the Fox" (late 15c.), hence used as a proper name for any cat, from Flemish and Dutch Tybert, Old French Tibert. Identified by Shakespeare with masc. proper name Tibalt, which is from Old French Thibauld, from Germanic *Theobald (see Theobald).

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Historical Examples

  • Tibert, Tybert, and Tybalt are forms of the ancient name Thibault.

    Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare

  • From "Tibert," "Tib," "Tibby," also was a common name for a cat.

  • Then Isegrim on the one side and Bruin on the other led the poor fox to the gallows, Tibert running before with the halter.