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Herbert

[hur-bert] /ˈhɜr bərt/
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

/ˈhɜːbət/
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 (əzˈbɪɡnɪəf), 1924–98, Polish poet and dramatist, noted esp for his dramatic monologues
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Word Origin and History for 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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