Egbert

Egbert

[eg-bert]
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)
 
n
?775--839 ad, king of Wessex (802--839); first overlord of all England (829--830)

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Egbert
masc. proper name, from O.E. Ecg-beorht, lit. "sword-bright."
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egbert

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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