Old Saxon


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Old Saxon

n.
The Low German language of the continental Saxons until the 1100s.

Old Saxon

n
(Languages) the Saxon dialect of Low German up to about 1200, from which modern Low German is derived. Abbreviation: OS

Old′ Sax′on


n.
Low German before c1100, attested principally in a literary form used in two religious poems of the 9th century. Abbr.: OS
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Noun1.Old Saxon - Low German prior to 1200
Low German, Plattdeutsch - a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
Translations
altsächsisch
References in classic literature ?
The importance of the family had thus dwindled, but they still retained the old Saxon manor-house, with a couple of farms and a grove large enough to afford pannage to a hundred pigs--"sylva de centum porcis," as the old family parchments describe it.
There are but two boughs left upon this old, old Saxon trunk.
The girl's mind had conceived a picture of the hut, of the two peasants, of the crownless king; she had imagined the wintry forest, she had recalled the old Saxon ghost-legends, she had appreciated Alfred's courage under calamity, she had remembered his Christian education, and had shown him, with the rooted confidence of those primitive days, relying on the scriptural Jehovah for aid against the mythological Destiny.
It stirs one's old Saxon fighting blood like the tales of "knights who fought 'gainst fearful odds" that thrilled us in our school-boy days.
There's nothing like the old country-side for me, and no music like the twang of the real old Saxon tongue, as one gets it fresh from the veritable chaw in the White Horse Vale; and I say with "Gaarge Ridler," the old west-country yeoman, -
Lilla all fair, like the old Saxon stock from which she is sprung; Mimi showing a trace of her mother's race.
This is the sort of shelf on which young wives and mothers may consent to be laid, safe from the restless fret and fever of the world, finding loyal lovers in the little sons and daughters who cling to them, undaunted by sorrow, poverty, or age, walking side by side, through fair and stormy weather, with a faithful friend, who is, in the true sense of the good old Saxon word, the `house-band', and learning, as Meg learned, that a woman's happiest kingdom is home, her highest honor the art of ruling it not as a queen, but as a wise wife and mother.
Conner, Perspectives on the Old Saxon Heliand collects, in five sections, ten articles by European and American scholars, nine previously published (all but one since 2000), and four translated from German.
of California at Berkeley) that began with the investigation of the age and authorship of the Old Saxon Heliand manuscript fragment--the Heliand being an epic poem and biblical paraphrase that recounts the life of Jesus in the style of Germanic saga--which was found in Leipzig in 2006 and claimed to be the oldest Heliand manuscript fragment found to date by its discoverer.
His examination of how these initially pagan notions were subsumed into the Christian idea of divine providence, and most notably blended together in the Old English Beowulf and Old Saxon Heliand, provide us with a basis for understanding how even the Valar are subject to time and the fate decreed by Iluvatar.