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Definition of Anglo-Saxon


  1. A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or "Old") Saxon.
  2. The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest.
  3. The language of the English people before the Conquest (sometimes called Old English). See Saxon.
  4. One of the race or people who claim descent from the Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in England; a person of English descent in its broadest sense.
  5. Of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language.

Anglo-Saxon Quotations

I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
Marcus Garvey

Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject.
Dorothy L. Sayers

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
William Jennings Bryan

It is important to me that people believe in me as a model, trust in me as a model - which they do in London and New York - which is why sometimes I think I'm an Anglo-Saxon woman at heart.
Noemie Lenoir

Narrativity presumes a special taste for plot. And this taste for plot was always very present in the Anglo-Saxon countries and that explains their high quality of detective novels.
Umberto Eco
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Anglo-Saxon Translations

anglo-saxon in Afrikaans is Angel-Saksies, Angel-Sakser
anglo-saxon in Dutch is Angelsaksisch
anglo-saxon in Swedish is anglosaxiska
anglo-saxon in Swedish is anglosaxisk
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