Old Saxon
noun Date: 1841 the language of the Saxons of northwest Germany until about the 12th century — see Indo-European languages table

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  • Old Saxon — Spoken in northwest Germany, northeast Netherlands Era developed into Middle Low German in the 12th century Language family Indo European Germanic …   Wikipedia

  • Old Saxon — 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 sahs, and perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone, knives being originally made… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old Saxon — n. a West Germanic language, the oldest type of Low German, known chiefly from manuscripts of the 9th and 10th cent. A.D …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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