An"glo-Sax"on (#), n. [L. Angli-Saxones English Saxons.]


A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or "Old") Saxon.

2. pl.

The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest.

It is quite correct to call Aethelstan "King of the Anglo-Saxons," but to call this or that subject of Aethelstan "an Anglo-Saxon" is simply nonsense. E. A. Freeman.


The language of the English people before the Conquest (sometimes called Old English). See Saxon.


One of the race or people who claim descent from the Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in England; a person of English descent in its broadest sense.


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An"glo-Sax"on, a.

Of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language.


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