Rupert

Rupert

[roo-pert; for 1 also German roo-pert]
noun
1.
Prince, 1619–82, German Royalist general and admiral in the English Civil War (nephew of Charles I of England).
2.
a river in W Quebec, Canada, flowing W to James Bay. 380 miles (610 km) long.
3.
a male given name: derived from Robert.
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Rupert1 (ˈruːpət)
 
n
Prince. 1619--82, German-born nephew of Charles I: Royalist general during the Civil War (until 1646) and commander of the Royalist fleet (1648--50). After the Restoration he was an admiral of the English fleet in wars against the Dutch

Rupert2 (ˈruːpət)
 
n
derogatory, slang military a junior army officer

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Rupert
masc. proper name, probably a blend of Ger. Ruprecht + Robert.
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rupert

German king from 1400 and, as Rupert III, elector Palatine of the Rhine from 1398.

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