Meaning of SAXON in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsak-sən ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin Saxones Saxons, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Seaxan Saxons

Date: 13th century



(1) : a member of a Germanic people that entered and conquered England with the Angles and Jutes in the fifth century A.D. and merged with them to form the Anglo-Saxon people

(2) : an Englishman or lowlander as distinguished from a Welshman, Irishman, or Highlander

b. : a native or inhabitant of Saxony


a. : the Germanic language or dialect of any of the Saxon peoples

b. : the Germanic element in the English language especially as distinguished from the French and Latin

• Saxon adjective

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