noun Sax·on \ˈsak-sən\

: a member of the Germanic people who entered and conquered England in the fifth century A.D.

Full Definition of SAXON

a (1) :  a member of a Germanic people that entered and conquered England with the Angles and Jutes in the fifth century a.d. and merged with them to form the Anglo-Saxon people (2) :  an Englishman or lowlander as distinguished from a Welshman, Irishman, or Highlander
b :  a native or inhabitant of Saxony
a :  the Germanic language or dialect of any of the Saxon peoples
b :  the Germanic element in the English language especially as distinguished from the French and Latin
Saxon adjective

Origin of SAXON

Middle English, from Late Latin Saxones Saxons, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Seaxan Saxons
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with SAXON


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