- 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 ( & )
- 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 amp; 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 Sax&omacron;, Saxon-, of Germanic origin; see sek- in Indo-European roots.