Edling (Welsh: etifedd) was a title given to the agreed successor or heir apparent of a reigning Welsh monarch. The title comes from the Old English word Æðling "noble child" (for example, see Edgar the Ætheling), which was used in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest to denote one of "royal blood".
The corruption in Welsh use had a more precise meaning and denoted the acknowledged heir to the throne, usually the ruler's eldest son, even though any son, legitimate or illegitimate, could be chosen as edling.
- Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia, John Thomas Koch, p946 ISBN 1-85109-440-7
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