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Sax·on

 (săk′sən)
n.
1. A member of a West Germanic tribal group that inhabited northern Germany and invaded Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries ad with the Angles and Jutes.
2. A person of English or Lowland Scots birth or ancestry as distinguished from one of Irish, Welsh, or Highland Scots birth or ancestry.
3. A native or inhabitant of Saxony.
4. The West Germanic language of any of the ancient Saxon peoples.
5. The Germanic element of English as distinguished from the French and Latin elements.

[Middle English, from Late Latin Saxō, Saxon-, of Germanic origin; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

Sax′on adj.
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Saxon

(ˈsæksən)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a West Germanic people who in Roman times spread from Schleswig across NW Germany to the Rhine. Saxons raided and settled parts of S Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries ad. In Germany they established a duchy and other dominions, which changed and shifted through the centuries, usually retaining the name Saxony
2. (Historical Terms) a member of a West Germanic people who in Roman times spread from Schleswig across NW Germany to the Rhine. Saxons raided and settled parts of S Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries ad. In Germany they established a duchy and other dominions, which changed and shifted through the centuries, usually retaining the name Saxony
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Saxony
4. (Languages)
a. the Low German dialect of Saxony
b. any of the West Germanic dialects spoken by the ancient Saxons or their descendants
adj
5. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Saxons, the Anglo-Saxons, or their descendants
6. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Saxony, its inhabitants, or their Low German dialect
7. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Saxony, its inhabitants, or their Low German dialect
8. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Saxony, its inhabitants, or their Low German dialect
9. (Historical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of Saxony, its inhabitants, or their Low German dialect
[C13 (replacing Old English Seaxe): via Old French from Late Latin Saxon-, Saxo, from Greek; of Germanic origin and perhaps related to the name of a knife used by the Saxons; compare saw1]
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Sax•on

(ˈsæk sən)

n.
1. a member of a Germanic people or confederation of peoples, occupying parts of the North Sea littoral and adjacent hinterlands in the 3rd–4th centuries a.d.: later notorious as sea raiders, groups of whom invaded and settled in S Britain in the 5th–6th centuries.
2. a native or inhabitant of Saxony.
3. a native of England, or person of English descent, esp. as opposed to an inhabitant of the British Isles of Celtic descent.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to the early Saxons.
5. of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.
[1250–1300; Middle English, probably < Late Latin Saxō, Saxonēs (pl.) < Germanic; replacing Old English Seaxan (pl.)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Saxon - a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-SaxonsSaxon - 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
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
West Saxon - an inhabitant of Wessex
Adj.1.Saxon - 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 princes"; "for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon term instead of a latinate one"
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Translations
saksi
サクソン人サクソン族のサクソン語サクソン語の

Saxon

[ˈsæksn]
A. ADJsajón
B. N
1. (= person) → sajón/ona m/f
2. (Ling) → sajón m
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Saxon

n
Sachse m, → Sächsin f; (Hist) → (Angel)sachse m/-sächsin f
(Ling) → Sächsisch nt
adjsächsisch; (Hist) → (angel)sächsisch
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Saxon

[ˈsæksən] adj & nsassone m/f
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References in periodicals archive ?
It is not clear whether the presence of names in eg in south Somer- set and in the south-east, including Hampshire, should imply that the Chronicle's preferred ealand reflects the vernacular of one of those counties, or whether it is just a West Saxonizing of the Mercian word and igland and igod were the only words for 'island' current in any part of Wessex (and whether, if so, the sole or main difference between that pair was one of meaning, igod smaller and/or exclusively riverine, or dialectal, igland proper mainly to central Wessex, igod to the south-east and south-west).
From "Saxonizing" historians like Turner and Kemble, then, Disraeli learned to idealize the Saxons as progenitors of the English nation and to denigrate the Normans as foreign aggressors who threatened the unity, even the existence, of English community.