Anglo-Saxon

Primary Meanings of Anglo-Saxon

1.
n
English prior to about 1100
2.
n
a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest
3.
adj
of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language
4.
n
a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'
Full Definitions of Anglo-Saxon
1

n English prior to about 1100

Synonyms:
Old English
Types:
West Saxon
a literary dialect of Old English
Anglian
one of the major dialects of Old English
Jutish, Kentish
one of the major dialects of Old English
Type of:
English, English language
an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
2

n a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest

Type of:
English person
a native or inhabitant of England
3

adj of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language

Anglo-Saxon poetry”
“The Anglo-Saxon population of Scotland”
4

n a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'

Type of:
English person
a native or inhabitant of England

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