Definition of Edgar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈedɡər/
(944–75), king of England 959–975; younger brother of Edwy. He became king of Northumbria and Mercia in 957 when these regions renounced their allegiance to Edwy. He succeeded to the throne of England on Edwy’s death.

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Syllabification: Ed·gar

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