The word “earl” replaced the word “eorldormen” and the word “thegn” replaced the word “aetheling” after the Danish settlement.
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly
- Aethelred ii
. (“Ethelred the Unready”) a.d. 968?–1016, king of England 978–1013, 1014–1016. noun known as Ethelred the Unready. ?968–1016 ad, king of England (978–1016). He was temporarily deposed by the Danish king Sweyn (1013) but was recalled on Sweyn’s death (1014)
. Historical Examples Having thus become the over-lord of all Britain, Edward died in 925, leaving the throne to his son Aethelstan. A History of England Charles Oman At this time a king called Aethelstan had taken the Kingdom of England. Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason Guthrum was fain to accept, so he was baptized, and received […]
(defs 3–5). (initial capital letter) the ancient Greek personification of the clear upper air of the sky. Also called diethyl ether, diethyl oxide, ethyl ether, ethyl oxide, sulfuric ether. Chemistry, Pharmacology. a colorless, highly volatile, flammable liquid, C 4 H 10 O, having an aromatic odor and sweet, burning taste, derived from ethyl alcohol by […]
(defs 3–5). (initial capital letter) the ancient Greek personification of the clear upper air of the sky. light, airy, or tenuous: an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination. extremely delicate or refined: ethereal beauty. heavenly or celestial: gone to his ethereal home. of or relating to the upper regions of space. Chemistry. pertaining to, […]