Anglian
noun Date: circa 1711 1. a member of the Angles 2. the Old English dialects of Mercia and NorthumbriaAnglian adjective

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  • Anglian — may refer to* The Anglian dialects * The Anglic languages * The Anglian Stage (Anglian glaciation period) * The Anglian automobile * Used in reference to the cultural products and politics of the Angles of Anglo Saxon England. * East Anglia is an …   Wikipedia

  • Anglian — An gli*an, a. Of or pertaining to the Angles. n. One of the Angles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anglian — of the Angles, 1726; see ANGLE (Cf. Angle). The Old English word was Englisc, but as this came to be used in reference to the whole Germanic people of Britain, a new word was wanted to describe this one branch of them …   Etymology dictionary

  • Anglian — [aŋ′glē ən] adj. of the Angles or their language or culture n. 1. a member of the Angles 2. Old English as spoken in the dialects of Mercia and Northumbria …   English World dictionary

  • Anglian — An•gli•an [[t]ˈæŋ gli ən[/t]] n. 1) peo the Northumbrian and Mercian dialects of Old English collectively 2) peo of or pertaining to the Angles or Anglian • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Anglian — /ang glee euhn/, adj. 1. Also, Anglic. of or relating to the Angles or to East Anglia. n. 2. an Angle. 3. the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia. [1720 30; ANGLI(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anglian — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to the Angles (Germanic people) b) Of or pertaining to East Anglia 2. noun a) An Angle (member of a Germanic people) b) An …   Wiktionary

  • Anglian — An·gli·an || æŋglɪən adj. pertaining to the Angles (Germanic tribe that established some of the early kingdoms in England) n. member of the Angles (Germanic tribe that established some of the early kingdoms in England) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anglian — an·gli·an …   English syllables

  • Anglian — /ˈæŋgliən/ (say anggleeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the Angles or to East Anglia. –noun 2. an Angle. 3. the northern and eastern group of Old English dialect …   Australian English dictionary

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