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Definition of Saxon


  1. One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries.
  2. Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon.
  3. A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
  4. The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.
  5. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language.
  6. Anglo-Saxon.
  7. Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.

Saxon Quotations

Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.
Cecil Rhodes

The nearest approach I have ever seen to the symmetry of ancient sculpture was among the Arab tribes of Ethiopia. Our Saxon race can supply the athlete, but not the Apollo.
Bayard Taylor

I always feel more comfortable in chaotic surroundings. I don't know why that is. I think order is dull. There is something about this kind of desire for order, particularly in Anglo Saxon cultures, that drive out this ability for the streets to become a really exotic, amorphous, chaotic, organic place where ideas can, basically, develop.
Malcolm Mclaren

I know this isn't a widespread view in the Anglo Saxon world, but I believe that much of the reconciliation between more centralized governance and the scope for democracy - democratic control - will be resolved through an even stronger role of the European Parliament.
Mario Monti

The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and kingdoms across the border.
Goldwin Smith
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Saxon Translations

saxon in Dutch is Saksisch
saxon in German is Sachse
saxon in Italian is sassone
saxon in Swedish is anglosaxare, saxare
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