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Scanderbeg

[skan-der-beg] /ˈskæn dərˌbɛg/
noun
1.
(George Castriota) 1403?–68, Albanian chief and revolutionary leader.
Turkish Iskander Bey.
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  • The name of Scanderbeg (Alexander) was given him by the Turks, in their admiration of his prowess.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • Why all this deference to Alfred and Scanderbeg and Gustavus?

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • So I put him down as one of Scanderbeg's lynxes—they are everywhere.

  • "In no particular has it failed, Colonel," replied 57 Scanderbeg.

  • "Let not your Christian lips call me Scanderbeg, but Castriot," said his companion.

  • Why all this deference to Alfred, and Scanderbeg, and Gustavus?

    Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Constantine took this opportunity to deliver, through the Genoese, Scanderbeg's letters to Phranza.

  • The missive called the Sultan's "always liege and invincible servant, Scanderbeg, to the rescue!"

  • "Ay, the Blessed Mary spake the blessing through your lips, my child," responded Scanderbeg as he lifted her to her horse.

  • "Kabilovitsch went to fetch some fire-peat from the gully I told him of," muttered Scanderbeg.

British Dictionary definitions for Scanderbeg

Scanderbeg

/ˈskændəˌbɛɡ/
noun
1.
original name George Castriota; Turkish name Iskender Bey. ?1403–68, Albanian patriot. He was an army commander for the sultan of Turkey until 1443, when he changed sides and drove the Turks from Albania
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