Atheling



a man of royal blood; a prince.
Historical Examples

“Whom thou thinkest a nithing, O friend,” answered the atheling.
Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman

Nor was this all: in London, there had already formed a cabal in favour of the atheling.
Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

His espousal of the cause of Edgar the atheling led the Conqueror to regard him with suspicion.
The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. Hartley Withers

Seomel was slain while valorously warding off blows from the atheling.
The Paladins of Edwin the Great Clements R. Markham

“It is from Edgar,” said Mrs. atheling, far too proud and pleased to keep her happiness to 135 herself.
I, Thou, and the Other One Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

She looked at them all, and then her gaze rested on the atheling.
The Paladins of Edwin the Great Clements R. Markham

Kate did not permit herself to speak, and Mrs. atheling had very prudently remained in her own home.
I, Thou, and the Other One Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

“And if she is beautiful, that will add to the difficulty,” said Mrs. atheling.
I, Thou, and the Other One Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

Gospatrick and the earls retreated to Durham; the atheling, more cautious, to Scotland.
Hereward, The Last of the English Charles Kingsley

“It gives men a lot of excuses,” said Mrs. atheling, with a sigh.
I, Thou, and the Other One Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

noun
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a prince of any of the royal dynasties
n.

“member of a noble family,” Old English æðling, from æðel “noble family,” related to Old English æðele “noble,” from Proto-Germanic *athala-, from PIE *at-al- “race, family,” from *at(i)- “over, beyond, super” + *al- “to nourish.” With suffix -ing “belonging to.” A common Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon ediling, Old Frisian etheling, Old High German adaling).

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