[ ee-ster-ling ]


, Archaic.
  1. a native of a country lying to the east, especially a merchant from the Baltic.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of easterling1

1375–1425; late Middle English esterling, equivalent to ester eastern (perhaps representing Old English ēastra, comparative of ēast adj.) + -ling 1

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Example Sentences

Dave Duerson, Ray Easterling, and Junior Seau shot themselves in the chest.

As for Junior Seau, or Dave Duerson, or Ray Easterling, would we truly invoke the memory of any of them when we watch?

Easterling was discovered by his wife; a handgun was found nearby.

Many of them were easterling hulks laden with stores for a new invasion of England.

Audulf the Easterling snatches up a spear and launches it at Gunnar.

He got also from the Easterling twenty hundreds in wares, and that was also in their bargain for the land.

Hjort had been the death of two men, and the Easterling leapt on him and smote him full on the breast.

Flosi asked him in what coin he wished to be paid for her; the Easterling says he wanted land for her near where he then was.


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