Asser, a learned monk of St. David's, whence (the name of that place in Latin being written Menapia or Menevia) he obtained the appellation of ASSERIUS MENEVENSISN. Asser was invited to the court of Alfred the Great, as is generally believed, in or about the year 880, but probably earlier, merely from the reputation of his learning. His name is preserved by his Annales Rerum Gestarum -Efredi Magni.-Cave, Hist. Lit. anno 890; Eng. Cyclop. SEE ALFRED.