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anglo-saxon


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anglo-Saxon  \An"glo-Sax"on\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Anglo-Saxons  or  their  language. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anglo-  \An"glo-\[NL.  Anglus  English.  See  {Anglican}.] 
  A  combining  form  meaning  the  same  as  English;  or  English  and 
  or  English  conjoined  with  as  Anglo-Turkish  treaty, 
  Anglo-German,  Anglo-Irish. 
 
  {Anglo-American},  .  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  English  and 
  Americans,  or  to  the  descendants  of  Englishmen  in  America. 
  --  n.  A  descendant  from  English  ancestors  born  in  America, 
  or  the  United  States. 
 
  {Anglo-Danish},  a.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  English  and  Danes, 
  or  to  the  Danes  who  settled  in  England. 
 
  {Anglo-Indian},  a.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  English  in  India, 
  or  to  the  English  and  East  Indian  peoples  or  languages.  -- 
  n.  One  of  the  Anglo-Indian  race  born  or  resident  in  the 
  East  Indies. 
 
  {Anglo-Norman},  a.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  English  and 
  Normans,  or  to  the  Normans  who  settled  in  England.  --  n. 
  One  of  the  English  Normans,  or  the  Normans  who  conquered 
  England. 
 
  {Anglo-Saxon}.  See  {Anglo-Saxon}  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anglo-Saxon  \An"glo-Sax"on\,  n.  [L.  Angli-Saxones  English 
  Saxons.] 
  1.  A  Saxon  of  Britain,  that  is  an  English  Saxon,  or  one  the 
  Saxons  who  settled  in  England,  as  distinguished  from  a 
  continental  (or  ``Old'')  Saxon. 
 
  2.  pl  The  Teutonic  people  (Angles,  Saxons,  Jutes)  of 
  England,  or  the  English  people,  collectively,  before  the 
  Norman  Conquest. 
 
  It  is  quite  correct  to  call  [AE]thelstan  ``King  of 
  the  Anglo-Saxons,''  but  to  call  this  or  that  subject 
  of  [AE]thelstan  ``an  Anglo-Saxon''  is  simply 
  nonsense.  --E.  A. 
  Freeman. 
 
  3.  The  language  of  the  English  people  before  the  Conquest 
  (sometimes  called  Old  English).  See  {Saxon}. 
 
  4.  One  of  the  race  or  people  who  claim  descent  from  the 
  Saxons,  Angles,  or  other  Teutonic  tribes  who  settled  in 
  England;  a  person  of  English  descent  in  its  broadest 
  sense 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  German  \Ger"man\,  n.;  pl  {Germans}[L.  Germanus  prob.  of  Celtis 
  origin.] 
  1.  A  native  or  one  of  the  people  of  Germany. 
 
  2.  The  German  language. 
 
  3. 
  a  A  round  dance,  often  with  a  waltz  movement,  abounding 
  in  capriciosly  involved  figures. 
  b  A  social  party  at  which  the  german  is  danced. 
 
  {High  German},  the  Teutonic  dialect  of  Upper  or  Southern 
  Germany,  --  comprising  Old  High  German,  used  from  the  8th 
  to  the  11th  century;  Middle  H.  G.,  from  the  12th  to  the 
  15th  century;  and  Modern  or  New  H.  G.,  the  language  of 
  Luther's  Bible  version  and  of  modern  German  literature. 
  The  dialects  of  Central  Germany,  the  basis  of  the  modern 
  literary  language,  are  often  called  Middle  German,  and  the 
  Southern  German  dialects  Upper  German;  but  High  German  is 
  also  used  to  cover  both  groups. 
 
  {Low  German},  the  language  of  Northern  Germany  and  the 
  Netherlands,  --  including  {Friesic};  {Anglo-Saxon}  or 
  {Saxon};  {Old  Saxon};  {Dutch}  or  {Low  Dutch},  with  its 
  dialect,  {Flemish};  and  {Plattdeutsch}  (called  also  {Low 
  German}),  spoken  in  many  dialects. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Anglo-Saxon 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  Anglo-Saxons  or  their  language; 
  "Anglo-Saxon  poetry";  "The  Anglo-Saxon  population  of 
  Scotland"  [syn:  {Anglo-Saxon}] 
  n  1:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  England  prior  to  the  Norman 
  conquest  [syn:  {Anglo-Saxon}] 
  2:  a  person  of  Anglo-Saxon  (especially  British)  descent  whose 
  native  tongue  is  English  and  whose  culture  is  strongly 
  influenced  by  English  culture  as  in  "WASP  for  `White 
  Anglo-Saxon  Protestant'";  "this  Anglo-Saxon  view  of 
  things"  [syn:  {Anglo-Saxon}] 
  3:  English  prior  to  about  1100  [syn:  {Old  English},  {Anglo-Saxon}] 




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