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.
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.