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Edhilingi

The aristocratic class among the Anglo-Saxons; the second rank were termed the Frilingi; and the third the Lazzi, (Anglo-Saxon, ædele or edele, noble; free-ling, free-born. Ricardo says of the third class, they were the “unwilling to work, the dull”—quos hodie lazie dicimus.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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