Saxonism
Saxonism Sax"on*ism, n. An idiom of the Saxon or Anglo-Saxon language. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Saxonism — is a semi technical term for a word of Anglo Saxon rather than Latin origin, e.g. hundred as distinct from century. Over the centuries since the Norman Conquest the Latinate stock of vocabulary has increased greatly, and recent years have seen a… …   Modern English usage

  • Saxonism — [sak′səniz΄əm] n. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to Anglo Saxon …   English World dictionary

  • Saxonism — /sak seuh niz euhm/, n. an English word or idiom of Anglo Saxon rather than foreign, as Latin or French, origin. Also called Anglo Saxonism. [1765 75; SAXON + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • saxonism — ˈsaksəˌnizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: saxon (I) + ism : anglo saxonism …   Useful english dictionary

  • saxonism — sax·on·ism …   English syllables

  • Anglo-Saxonism — An glo Sax on*ism, n. 1. A characteristic of the Anglo Saxon race; especially, a word or an idiom of the Anglo Saxon tongue. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality or sentiment of being Anglo Saxon, or English in its ethnological sense. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anglo-Saxonism — /ang gloh sak seuh niz euhm/, n. Saxonism. [1855 60; ANGLO SAXON + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • anglo-saxonism — an·glo sax·on·ism …   English syllables

  • anglo-saxonism — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌnizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized A&S 1. : a word or idiom that strongly suggests Anglo Saxon origin 2. a. : the quality, qualities …   Useful english dictionary

  • United States of America —    Between 1800 and 1914, the United States nearly quadrupled its national territory, became a world power, and created three overlapping and intimately connected forms of empire: a transcontinental empire, an informal empire, and an overseas… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”