Sassenach
Sassenach Sas"sen*ach, n. [Gael. sasunnach.] A Saxon; an Englishman; a Lowlander. [Celtic] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sassenach — (sas ə nahh ou sæsənæk) est un terme utilisé principalement par les Écossais pour désigner un Anglais[1]. Il s agit d un dérivé du gaélique Sasunnach qui signifie à l origine « Saxon ». L orthographe écossaise moderne est Sasannach.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sassenach — is a word used chiefly by the Scots to designate an Englishman. It derives from the Gaelic Sasunnach meaning, originally, Saxon , from the Latin Saxones . The modern Scottish spelling is Sasannach . As employed by Scots or Scottish English… …   Wikipedia

  • Sassenach — Gaelic for English person, 1771, Sassenaugh, lit. Saxon, from L. Saxones, from a Gmc. source (Cf. O.E. Seaxe the Saxons ). The modern form of the word was established c.1814 by Sir Walter Scott, from Scot. Sasunnoch, Ir. Sasanach, Welsh Seisnig …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sassenach — Scottish & Irish derogatory ► NOUN ▪ an English person. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ English. ORIGIN Scottish Gaelic Sasunnoch, Irish Sasanach, from Latin Saxones Saxons …   English terms dictionary

  • Sassenach — [sas′ə nak΄] n. [Ir Sasanach or Gael Sasunnach < Gael Sasunn, Saxon < Gmc, as in OE Seaxan, SAXON] an English person or Lowlander: term used, often disparagingly, by the Irish and Scots …   English World dictionary

  • Sassenach — UK [ˈsæsənæk] / UK [ˈsæsənəx] / US / US [ˈsæsəˌnæk] noun [countable] Word forms Sassenach : singular Sassenach plural Sassenachs Scottish an English person: this word is used in a humorous way or to show that you dislike the English …   English dictionary

  • sassenach — noun /sæs.ənˈæk/ a) An person. But the Sassenach tried to starve the nation at home while the land was full of crops that the British hyenas bought and sold in Rio de Janeiro. b) A Scot …   Wiktionary

  • sassenach — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary An English person Example:Yon sassenach has a coupon like a tumshie …   English dialects glossary

  • sassenach — [18] Sassenach, the Gaelic name for the English, etymologically means ‘Saxon’. Its ultimate source is probably Saxonēs, the Latin version of Seaxe, which was the Old English term for the Saxon people. The Celts of Scotland took this over as… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • sassenach — [18] Sassenach, the Gaelic name for the English, etymologically means ‘Saxon’. Its ultimate source is probably Saxonēs, the Latin version of Seaxe, which was the Old English term for the Saxon people. The Celts of Scotland took this over as… …   Word origins

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