Definition of Malcolm in English:


Line breaks: Mal|colm
Pronunciation: /ˈmalkəm
  • 1The name of four kings of Scotland:
  • 1.1 Malcolm I (d.954), reigned 943–54.
  • 1.2 Malcolm II (circa 954–1034), reigned 1005–34.
  • 1.3 Malcolm III (circa 1031–93), son of Duncan I, reigned 1058–93; known as Malcolm Canmore (from Gaelic Ceann-mor great head). He came to the throne after killing Macbeth in battle (1057), and helped to form Scotland into an organized kingdom.
  • 1.4 Malcolm IV (1141–65), grandson of David I, reigned 1153–65; known as Malcolm the Maiden. His reign witnessed a progressive loss of power to Henry II of England; he died young and without an heir.

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