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Ethelred

Definitions of Ethelred
  1. noun
    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
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    Rex, king, male monarch
    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
  2. noun
    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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    example of:
    Rex, king, male monarch
    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
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