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Adeling

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A'deling. n.a. [from æꝺl, Sax. illustrious.] A word of honour among the Angles, properly appertaining to the king's children: king Edward the Confessor, being without issue, and intending to make Edgar his heir, called him adeling. Cowell.

Sources: Cowell, John (42)

Attributes: Noun Adjective (4) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Adeling." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13451.


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