Saxon Sax"on (s[a^]ks"[u^]n or -'n), n. [L. Saxo, pl. Saxones, from the Saxon national name; cf. AS. pl. Seaxe, Seaxan, fr. seax a knife, a short sword, a dagger (akin to OHG. sahs, and perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone, knives being originally made of stone); and cf. G. Sachse, pl. Sachsen. Cf. {Saxifrage}.] 1. (a) 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. (b) Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon. (c) A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony. [1913 Webster]

2. The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon. [1913 Webster]

{Old Saxon}, the Saxon of the continent of Europe in the old form of the language, as shown particularly in the ``Heliand'', a metrical narration of the gospel history preserved in manuscripts of the 9th century. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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