What does atheling mean?

atheling meaning in General Dictionary

An Anglo Saxon prince or nobleman esp the heir apparent or a prince regarding the royal household

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  • An Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman; esp., the heir obvious or a prince of royal family.

atheling meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"member of a noble household," Old English


atheling meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman; esp., the heir apparent or a prince associated with royal household.


Sentence Examples with the word atheling

While together they held Wessex for Hardicanute, the atheling iElfred, son of Emma by her former husband 'Ethelred II., landed in England in the hope of winning back his father's crown; but falling into the hands of Godwine, he and his followers were cruelly done to death.

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