a man of royal blood; a prince.
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How to use atheling in a sentence
atheling, a title of honour among the Anglo-Saxons, meaning one who is of noble blood.
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
He will of course make inquiries, and I wonder what Mrs. atheling and Kate will say.
On that afternoon she called at the Athelings, and found Mrs. and Miss atheling out.
Young atheling is a fine talker when he has to face a mob of grumbling men on a Yorkshire moor or a city common.
British Dictionary definitions for atheling
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a prince of any of the royal dynasties
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