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Athelstan

[ath-uh l-stan]
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noun
  1. a.d. 895?–940, king of England 925–940.
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Examples from the Web for athelstan

Historical Examples

  • To the monastery he had founded Athelstan presented some reputed relics of the saint.

    Exeter

    Sidney Heath

  • I enclose a letter from Athelstan Riley; it will interest you.

  • Athelstan succeeds to the throne of Wessex and its dependencies.

  • The form "Kent-shire" is, however, found in a record of the time of Athelstan.

    Devonshire

    Francis A. Knight

  • Athelstan, with a powerful army, marched to the North and encamped at Brunanburgh.

    Yorkshire Battles

    Edward Lamplough


British Dictionary definitions for athelstan

Athelstan

noun
  1. ?895–939 ad, king of Wessex and Mercia (924–939 ad), who extended his kingdom to include most of England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for athelstan

Athelstan

masc. proper name, Old English Æðelstane, literally "noble stone;" see atheling + stone (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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