Saxon meaning

săksən
A member of an ancient Germanic people of N Germany: some Saxons invaded and conquered parts of England in the 5th and 6th cent. a.d.
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A person born or living in modern Saxony.
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Any of the Low German dialects of the Saxon peoples, as the dialect of modern Saxony.
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Of the Saxons or their language or culture.
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English or Anglo-Saxon.
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Of modern Saxony.
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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.
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A person of English or Lowland Scots birth or ancestry as distinguished from one of Irish, Welsh, or Highland Scots birth or ancestry.
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A native or inhabitant of Saxony.
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The West Germanic language of any of the ancient Saxon peoples.
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The Germanic element of English as distinguished from the French and Latin elements.
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Origin of saxon

  • Middle English from Late Latin Saxō Saxon- of Germanic origin sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition