from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Canute Known as "the Great.” 994?-1035. King of England (1016-1035), Denmark (1018-1035), and Norway (1028-1035) whose reign, at first brutal, was later marked by wisdom and temperance. He is the subject of many legends.
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- proper n. A male given name used in England from the eleventh to the thirteenth century.
- proper n. Canute the Great, king of England, Denmark and Norway.
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- n. king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035)
From Old Norse Knútr, possibly originally a byname meaning "knot". (Wiktionary)