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Webster 1913 Edition


Anglo-Saxon

An′glo-Sax′on

,
Noun.
[L.
Angli-Saxones
English Saxons.]
1.
A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or “Old”) Saxon.
2.
pl.
The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest.
It is quite correct to call Æthelstan “King of the
Anglo-Saxons
,” but to call this or that subject of Æthelstan “an
Anglo-Saxon
” is simply nonsense.
E. A. Freeman.
3.
The language of the English people before the Norman conquest in 1066 (sometimes called
Old English
). See
Saxon
.

Syn. – Old English
4.
One of the race or people who claim descent from the Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in England; a person of English descent in its broadest sense.

Webster 1828 Edition


Anglo-saxon

ANGLO-SAX'ON

,
Adj.
Pertaining to the Saxons, who settled in England, or English Saxons.

ANGLO-SAX'ON

,
Noun.
A kind of pear; also the language of the English Saxons.

Definition 2022


anglo-saxon

anglo-saxon

See also: Anglo-Saxon and anglosaxon

French

Noun

anglo-saxon m (uncountable)

  1. Anglo-Saxon (Old English language)

Adjective

anglo-saxon m (feminine singular anglo-saxonne, masculine plural anglo-saxons, feminine plural anglo-saxonnes)

  1. Anglo-Saxon