Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • West Saxon king (802–839) who became the first overlord of all the English peoples (829).

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  • proper noun A male given name.

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  • noun king of Wessex whose military victories made Wessex the most powerful kingdom in England (died in 839)

Etymologies

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From Old English Ecgberht, name of early English kings, from Old English ecg ("edge") + beorht ("bright").

Examples

  • EGBERT AND.THE SUPREMACY OF WESSEX, 802-839 A.D. The beginning of the supremacy of Wessex dates from the reign of Egbert.

    Early European History

  • The only thing that saved Egbert from the silent tomb where partings come no more, was the old doctor who used to say, "Keep a stout heart, Egbert, all will be well."

    Sowing Seeds in Danny

  • Olaf called Egbert to his side and together they were taken out to the dragon ship and received with great honour by the six captains, who each in turn took vows of submission and obedience to him.

    Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age

  • She plucked the leaf and placed it over the word on Egbert’s head.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • She plucked the leaf and placed it over the word on Egbert’s head.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • She plucked the leaf and placed it over the word on Egbert’s head.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • She plucked the leaf and placed it over the word on Egbert’s head.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • "Egbert," says I, frank and confidential, "you're a sweet scented pill, ain't you?"

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

  • And her children adored him, adored him, little knowing the empty bitterness they were preparing for themselves when they too grew up to have husbands: husbands such as Egbert, adorable and null.

    England, My England

  • "Egbert," she said gently, but very gravely, "have you fully settled it in your own mind that I am your friend and wish you well?"

    A Knight of the Nineteenth Century

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