Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ethelbert 552?-616. Anglo-Saxon king who ruled all of Britain south of the Humber, was converted to Christianity by Saint Augustine (597), and codified English law (604).

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  • proper n. A male given name revived in the 19th century.

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  • n. Anglo-Saxon king of Kent who was converted to Christianity by Saint Augustine; codified English law (552-616)

Etymologies

Old English Æþelbeorht, a cognate of the more common German Albert. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • St. Augustine's Abbey; and near it, not many years ago, was a fine example of Saxon work, known as Ethelbert's Tower, which some of the intelligent busybodies of the time had removed with a battering-ram.

    What to See in England

  • Men call Ethelbert a martyr now, I suppose because he was slain.

    A King's Comrade A Story of Old Hereford

  • Nobody knows how to go out, only "Ethelbert", the guardian has the key.

    BlenderNation

  • He was moved to the Amber ward where the doctors judged that he was ready for rehabilitation, which meant he moved to the house on Ethelbert Road in Canterbury, where the staff would help him make the transition from living in a hospital to ordinary life.

    Henry’s Demons

  • From Anselm, I was transferred first to Amber ward and then to a halfway house on Ethelbert Road.

    Henry’s Demons

  • January 2004: Rehabilitation centre in Ethelbert Road, Canterbury.

    Henry’s Demons

  • We agreed that she would go for a walk with him the following day, January 24, and talk to him about doing more to help as well as about his move to the Ethelbert Road halfway house.

    Henry’s Demons

  • E. Ethelbert Miller, former D.C. poet laureate and the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard since 1974, has known the Alexanders for decades.

    Blood and ink relations: National Book Festival's Adele and Elizabeth Alexander

  • We looked at five local schools for Ellie, but we just got a good gut feeling about King Ethelbert.

    Primary pupils face the challenge of secondary school

  • Luckily quite a few are going to King Ethelbert, including one of my closest friends, Josh, who I've known since I was in year 1, but I don't think we'll be in the same class.

    Primary pupils face the challenge of secondary school

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