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Hildebrand

[hil-duh-brand] /ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd/
Related forms
Hildebrandian, adjective, noun
Hildebrandine
[hil-duh-bran-din, -dahyn] /ˈhɪl dəˌbræn dɪn, -daɪn/ (Show IPA),
adjective

Hildebrand

[hil-duh-brand] /ˈhɪl dəˌbrænd/
noun, German Mythology
1.
a hero in the Nibelungenlied.
Origin
< Old Norse Hildibrandr, equivalent to hildr battle + brandr sword

Gregory VII

noun
1.
Saint (Hildebrand) c1020–85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073–85.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hildebrand

Hildebrand

/ˈhɪldəˌbrænd/
noun
1.
the monastic name of Gregory VII
Derived Forms
Hildebrandian, adjective, noun
Hildebrandine, adjective

Gregory VII

noun
1.
Saint, monastic name Hildebrand. ?1020-–85, pope (1073–85), who did much to reform abuses in the Church. His assertion of papal supremacy and his prohibition (1075) of lay investiture was opposed by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, whom he excommunicated (1076). He was driven into exile when Henry captured Rome (1084). Feast day: May 25
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Word Origin and History for Hildebrand

masc. proper name, Old High German Hildibrand, literally "battle-sword;" for first element see Hilda; for second element see brand.

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