- a member of an ancient Germanic people of N Germany: some Saxons invaded and conquered parts of England in the 5th and 6th cent.
- Anglo-Saxon (noun & )
- a person born or living in modern Saxony
- any of the Low German dialects of the Saxon peoples, as the dialect of modern Saxony
Origin of SaxonMiddle English from Late Latin Saxo, plural Saxones from West Germanic name from source Old English Seaxan from base akin to Old High German sahs, sword, knife and Classical Latin saxum, rock, stone, secare, to cut (see saw): hence, origin, originally uncertain or unknown; perhaps knife bearers
- of the Saxons or their language or culture
- English or Anglo-Saxon
- of modern Saxony
- A member of a West Germanic tribal group that inhabited northern Germany and invaded Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries AD with the Angles and Jutes.
- A person of English or Lowland Scots birth or ancestry as distinguished from one of Irish, Welsh, or Highland Scots birth or ancestry.
- A native or inhabitant of Saxony.
- The West Germanic language of any of the ancient Saxon peoples.
- The Germanic element of English as distinguished from the French and Latin elements.
Origin of SaxonMiddle English from Late Latin Saxō Saxon- of Germanic origin ; see sek- in Indo-European roots.