noun \ˈa-thə-liŋ, -thə-\

Definition of ATHELING

:  an Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman; especially :  the heir apparent or a prince of the royal family

Origin of ATHELING

Middle English, from Old English ætheling, from æthelu nobility, akin to Old High German adal nobility
First Known Use: before 12th century


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