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[eg-bert] /ˈɛg bərt/
a.d. 775?–839, king of the West Saxons 802–839; 1st king of the English 828–839.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “bright sword.”. Unabridged
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  • Every one of them wired and the next day about noon the agent got word the stock was at Egbert.

  • “A little beast of a naked brown Nubian boy,” spluttered Egbert.

  • It was the holy Egbert, who sent Willibrord with twelve companions to preach the gospel to the Frisians.

  • “‘How clever of you to guess that Wordsworth is our favourite poet,’” dictated Egbert.

  • The evening of the ball did not close without another surprise for Egbert Mason.

    Idle Hour Stories Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  • Presently Egbert started from his seat with an air of resolution.

  • Too late I observed that the hitherto self-effacing Cousin Egbert was in range of my clumsiness.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then to my amazement Cousin Egbert insisted that our cabman should sit at table with us.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • He flung out his hands at Cousin Egbert in a gesture of pitiless scorn.

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British Dictionary definitions for Egbert


?775–839 ad, king of Wessex (802–839); first overlord of all England (829–830)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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