West Saxon

noun

1
: a member or a descendant of the Saxons who occupied England largely south of the Thames, west of the Downs, and east of Dartmoor
2
: a dialect of Old English used as the chief literary dialect in England before the Norman Conquest

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of West Saxon was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near West Saxon

Cite this Entry

“West Saxon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Saxon. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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