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Alfred

masc. proper name, Old English Ælfræd, literally "elf-counsel," from ælf (see elf) + ræd "counsel" (see rede). Alfred the Great was king of the West Saxons 871-899. Related: Alfredian (1814).

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Definitions of Alfred from WordNet

Alfred (n.)
king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899);
Synonyms: Alfred the Great
From wordnet.princeton.edu