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1. The dialect of Old English used in southern England that was the chief literary dialect of England before the Norman Conquest.
2. One of the Saxons inhabiting Wessex during the centuries before the Norman Conquest.
1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to Wessex, its inhabitants, or their dialect
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Wessex, its inhabitants, or their dialect
3. (Languages) of or relating to Wessex, its inhabitants, or their dialect
1. a native or inhabitant of Wessex.
2. the Old English dialect of Wessex: the standard written language of Anglo-Saxon England after c850 and the medium of nearly all the literary remains of Old English.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Wessex, the West Saxons, or the dialect West Saxon.
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|Noun||1.||West Saxon - an inhabitant of Wessex|
Saxon - 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
|2.||West Saxon - a literary dialect of Old English|
|3.||West Saxon - a dialect of Middle English|
Middle English - English from about 1100 to 1450