West Saxon

noun

Definition of West Saxon

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

First Known Use of West Saxon

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“West Saxon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Saxon. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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