Athelstan

[ ath-uh l-stan ]
/ ˈæθ əlˌstæn /
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noun

a.d. 895?–940, king of England 925–940.

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Athelstan

/ (ˈæθəlstən) /

noun

?895–939 ad, king of Wessex and Mercia (924–939 ad), who extended his kingdom to include most of England
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Word Origin and History for athelstan

Athelstan

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

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