Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A prince or lord in Anglo-Saxon England.
- ‘The lust for vengeance would be strong indeed, for Gyric was not only the son of a powerful Lord but an atheling to the King.’
- ‘A council called the Witan elected who they considered the best from a group of powerful men (the athelings).’
- ‘They provide the basis on which it is possible, in conjunction with other sources, to reconstruct the individual careers of kings, queens, athelings, archbishops, bishops, abbots, royal priests, and thegns.’
Old English ætheling, of West Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘race, family’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.