West Saxon

Primary Meanings of West Saxon

1.
n
an inhabitant of Wessex
2.
n
a literary dialect of Old English
3.
n
a dialect of Middle English
Full Definitions of West Saxon
1

n an inhabitant of Wessex

Type of:
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

n a literary dialect of Old English

Type of:
Anglo-Saxon, Old English
English prior to about 1100
3

n a dialect of Middle English

Synonyms:
Southwestern
Type of:
Middle English
English from about 1100 to 1450

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