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
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It is more than four centuries since John Daye made the first printed edition of the Gospels 'translated in the old Saxons tyme out of Latin into the vulgare toung of the Saxons'.