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Author Topic: Female AEtheling?  (Read 7142 times)

Jayson

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Female AEtheling?
« on: November 08, 2015, 08:23:28 PM »
Silly question really, but I must ask it.   An American contact of mine keeps llamas and one has just had a female baby;  he asked me if there was a 'royal' name in AS for a senior royal woman.   I should like to tell him 'AEtheling' but of course all were male  --  how would you turn it into a female name?
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Re: Female AEtheling?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 03:13:15 PM »

It is difficult to find a word that only means a royal lady. The best I can suggest are cwēn, forþwīf, hlǣfdiġe or ġesīþwīf.

I am amused that on ġegaderung you were a ceorl, a ġesīþ, a þeġn and finally a hlāford.

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Re: Female AEtheling?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 10:49:19 PM »

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I am amused that on ġegaderung you were a ceorl, a ġesīþ, a þeġn and finally a hlāford.


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I did consider deleting this feature, as it can be confusing
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David

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Re: Female AEtheling?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 11:51:55 PM »



Maybe for Jayson you should have made it wīf, ġesīþwīf, forþwīf and finally hlǣfdiġe.

Jayson

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Re: Female AEtheling?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 12:22:01 AM »
Thanks, everyone, but I think I'll just keep it as AEtheling since there doesn't seem anything more suitable than Hlafdige and that's a bit difficult to call in your latest baby llama from across the field!


And, Peter, please don't alter the 'feature'  --  I'm looking forward to being a thegn!
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Re: Female AEtheling?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 07:07:35 PM »



Jayson, if you wish to return to being a thegn you must remove some of your postings.

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Re: Female AEtheling?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 05:21:55 PM »
I was thinking cwen might be a bit ambiguous and one wouldn't want to cast aspersions on the morals of llamas, then I noticed that Clark-Hill only gives woman, wife,consort, queen,  empress for "cwen", but adds common woman and prostitute for "cwene". Is that a difference in meaning or just a matter of what appears in the written material?

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Re: Female AEtheling?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 09:11:11 AM »
Thanks, everyone, but I think I'll just keep it as AEtheling since there doesn't seem anything more suitable than Hlafdige and that's a bit difficult to call in your latest baby llama from across the field!


And, Peter, please don't alter the 'feature'  --  I'm looking forward to being a thegn!

Well Jayson you got your wish.
Peter Horn erased some of our postings so you are back to being a thegn.