Meaning of ANGLE in English

ANGLE

/ang"geuhl/ , n.

a member of a West Germanic people that migrated from Sleswick to Britain in the 5th century A.D. and founded the kingdoms of East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria. As early as the 6th century their name was extended to all the Germanic inhabitants of Britain.

[ Angle pl. (var. of Engle ) tribal name of disputed orig.; perh. akin to ANGLE 2 if meaning was fisher folk, coastal dwellers ]

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