Ethelbert [eth-uh l-burt] Examples noun

  1. a.d. 552?–616, king of Kent 560–616.
  2. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “bright.”

Examples from the Web for ethelbert Historical Examples of ethelbert

  • Ethelbert may have given the endowment of Tillingham in Essex.

    Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

    Arthur Dimock

  • “That’s my uncle Ethelbert’s dachshund,” he remarked, at the beginning of the lecture.


    Booth Tarkington

  • Also king Ethelbert builded the church of saint Andrews in Rochester.

    Holinshed Chronicles, Volume I, Complete

    Raphaell Holinshed

  • Both of these are assigned to the same decade as that of King Ethelbert.

    Bell’s Cathedrals: The Church of St. Martin Canterbury

    C. F. Routledge

  • At the first Christmas festival Ethelbert and 10,000 of his subjects were baptised.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church

    Alexander Clarence Flick

  • British Dictionary definitions for ethelbert Ethelbert thelbert (ˈæθəlˌbɜːt) noun

    1. Saint. ?552–616 ad, king of Kent (560–616): converted to Christianity by St Augustine; issued the earliest known code of English laws. Feast day: Feb 24 or 25

    Word Origin and History for ethelbert Ethelbert

    Anglo-Saxon masc. proper name, Old English Æðelbryht, literally “nobility-bright;” see atheling + bright (adj.).

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