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Ethelred

Anglo-Saxon masc. given name, Old English Æðelræd, literally "noble counsel," from æðele "noble" (see atheling) + ræd, red "advice" (see rede).

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Definitions of Ethelred

Ethelred (n.)
king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016);
Synonyms: Ethelred II / Ethelred the Unready
Ethelred (n.)
king of Wessex and Kent and elder brother of Alfred; Alfred joined Ethelred's battle against the invading Danes and succeeded him on his death (died in 871);
Synonyms: Ethelred I
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