Found 2 items, similar to Saxon.
English → English
adj : of or relating to or characteristic of the early Saxons or
Anglo-Saxons and their descendents (especially the
English or Lowland Scots) and their language; “Saxon
; “for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon
term instead of a latinate one”
n : a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and
merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons;
dominant in England until the Norman conquest
English → English
, n.; pl. Germans
[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis
1. A native or one of the people of Germany.
2. The German language.
(a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding
in capriciosly involved figures.
(b) A social party at which the german is danced.
, 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.
, the language of Northern Germany and the
Netherlands, -- including Friesic
; Old Saxon
or Low Dutch
, with its
; and Plattdeutsch
(called also Low German
), spoken in many dialects.
Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their
(c) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.
(Dyeing), a deep blue liquid used in dyeing, and
obtained by dissolving indigo in concentrated sulphuric
acid. --Brande & C.
(Dyeing), a green color produced by dyeing with
yellow upon a ground of Saxon blue.
(s[a^]ks"[u^]n or -'n), n. [L. Saxo, pl. Saxones,
from the Saxon national name; cf. AS. pl. Seaxe, Seaxan, fr.
seax a knife, a short sword, a dagger (akin to OHG. sahs, and
perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone, knives being originally made
of stone); and cf. G. Sachse, pl. Sachsen. Cf. Saxifrage
(a) One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the
northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic
tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and
(b) Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon.
(c) A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
2. The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.
, the Saxon of the continent of Europe in the old
form of the language, as shown particularly in the
, a metrical narration of the gospel history
preserved in manuscripts of the 9th century.