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Egbert

[eg-bert] /ˈɛg bərt/
noun
1.
a.d. 775?–839, king of the West Saxons 802–839; 1st king of the English 828–839.
2.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “bright sword.”.
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Egbert

/ˈɛɡbɜːt/
noun
1.
?775–839 ad, king of Wessex (802–839); first overlord of all England (829–830)
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Word Origin and History for Egbert

masc. proper name, from Old English Ecg-beorht, literally "sword-bright." See edge (n.) + bright (adj.).

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Ecgberht

king of the West Saxons from 802 to 839, who formed around Wessex a kingdom so powerful that it eventually achieved the political unification of England (mid-10th century).

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