Saxon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sak'sun), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a Germanic people in ancient times dwelling near the mouth of the Elbe, a portion of whom invaded and occupied parts of Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries.
  2. the Old English dialects of the regions settled by the Saxons.
  3. a native or inhabitant of Saxony in modern Germany.
  4. an English person; Britisher.
  5. an Anglo-Saxon.
  6. (not in scholarly use) the Old English language.
  7. a member of the royal house of Germany that ruled from 919 to 1024.
  1. of or pertaining to the early Saxons or their language.
  2. of or pertaining to Saxony in modern Germany.
  3. English (defs. 1, 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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