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Pronounced Pron. mək-BETH(English)
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play 'Macbeth' loosely on this king's life.
Other Languages & CulturesMac Beatha(Medieval Scottish)

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