Old Saxon
German Ger"man, n.; pl. {Germans}[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis origin.] 1. A native or one of the people of Germany. [1913 Webster]

2. The German language. [1913 Webster]

3. (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures. (b) A social party at which the german is danced. [1913 Webster]

{High German}, the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern Germany, -- comprising Old High German, used from the 8th to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the 15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature. The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern literary language, are often called Middle German, and the Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is also used to cover both groups.

{Low German}, the language of Northern Germany and the Netherlands, -- including {Friesic}; {Anglo-Saxon} or {Saxon}; {Old Saxon}; {Dutch} or {Low Dutch}, with its dialect, {Flemish}; and {Plattdeutsch} (called also {Low German}), spoken in many dialects. [1913 Webster]


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  • Old Saxon — Old′ Sax′on n. peo Low German before c1100, attested principally in a literary form used in two religious poems of the 9th century Abbr.: OS …   From formal English to slang

  • Old Saxon — noun A west Germanic language historically tied to Anglo Saxon and Old Low Franconian. Syn: Old Low German …   Wiktionary

  • Old Saxon — the Saxon dialect of Low German in use before c1100. Abbr.: OS * * * …   Universalium

  • Old Saxon — /oʊld ˈsæksən/ (say ohld saksuhn) noun the Saxon dialect of Low German as spoken before 1100 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Old Saxon — noun the dialect of Old Low German spoken in Saxony up to c.1200 …   English new terms dictionary

  • Old Saxon — noun Date: 1841 the language of the Saxons of northwest Germany until about the 12th century see Indo European languages table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Old Saxon — ISO 639 3 Code : osx ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Historical …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

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