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*AGI- / *AGAZ / *AGI,ō *HARDUZ > EGINHARD / EGINHART

This name derives from the Old High German name “Eginhard / Eginhart”, composed of two Ancient Germanic elements: “*agi- / *agaz” (awe, terror, fear, dread) or “*agi,ō” (edge, corner, sharpness “of a weapon”, sword) plus “*harduz” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful). In turn, the name means “one who scares with his strength, one who possesses powerful weapons”. 1) Ekkehard I († 973) was a monk of the Abbey of Saint Gall. 2) Ekkehard II († 990) was a monk of the Abbey of Saint Gall who became known for his sequence poetry. 3) Ekkehard IV (~980–1056) was a monk of the Abbey of Saint Gall and the author of the “Casus Sancti Galli and Liber Benedictionum”.

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