Disputatio:Athelstanus (rex Anglorum)

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REX TO BR[fontem recensere]

What does the TO signify? --Iustinus 21:34, 9 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)

What we have here is a mixture of Anglo-Saxon and Latin. The to is an Anglo-Saxon preposition, roughly corresponding to Latin ad.
Afterthought: or is it an abbreviation of totius? I don't know if we can be certain either way. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:36, 10 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
I'm no expert on Anglo-Saxon, but totius seems to make more sense than to. --Iustinus 15:40, 10 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
He is the first (at least since Roman times) to claim to be king of Britain, and the article wants a couple of sentences giving an explanation of that. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 22:05, 9 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
For what it's worth, my first instinct was that it would be totius, but didn't say anything for want of any knowledge of the guy or the issue whatsoever...--Ioshus (disp) 15:58, 10 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I think it must be. I have amended the caption. Thanks to both. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 21:46, 10 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)