Athelstan [ath-uh l-stan] Examples noun
- a.d. 895?–940, king of England 925–940.
Examples from the Web for athelstan Historical Examples of athelstan
To the monastery he had founded Athelstan presented some reputed relics of the saint.
I enclose a letter from Athelstan Riley; it will interest you.
George Brenton Laurie
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.
Francis A. Knight
Athelstan, with a powerful army, marched to the North and encamped at Brunanburgh.
British Dictionary definitions for athelstan Athelstan noun
- ?895–939 ad, king of Wessex and Mercia (924–939 ad), who extended his kingdom to include most of England
Word Origin and History for athelstan Athelstan
masc. proper name, Old English Æðelstane, literally “noble stone;” see+ (n.).