f. herbert

Herbert

[hur-bert]
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)
 
n
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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Herbert
introduced by the Normans, from O.Fr. Herbert, from Frank. *Hari-berct, *Her(e)-bert "army bright."
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