West Saxon
noun Date: 14th century 1. a member or a descendant of the Saxons who occupied England largely south of the Thames, west of the Downs, and east of Dartmoor 2. a dialect of Old English used as the chief literary dialect in England before the Norman Conquest

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  • West Saxon — n. 1. the Old English dialect of the West Saxons, the major literary dialect of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Wessex before the Conquest 2. a person born or living in Wessex (the kingdom) …   English World dictionary

  • West Saxon — 1. the Old English dialect of the West Saxon kingdom, dominant after A.D. c850 and the medium of nearly all the literary remains of Old English. 2. any of the English of the period before the Norman Conquest who lived in the region south of the… …   Universalium

  • West Saxon — noun 1》 a native or inhabitant of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Wessex. 2》 the dialect of Old English used by the West Saxons …   English new terms dictionary

  • West Saxon — noun 1. an inhabitant of Wessex • Hypernyms: ↑Saxon 2. a literary dialect of Old English • Hypernyms: ↑Old English, ↑Anglo Saxon 3. a dialect of Middle English • Syn: ↑Southwestern …   Useful english dictionary

  • West Saxon — /wɛst ˈsæksən/ (say west saksuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Wessex (def. 1). –noun 2. the dialect of Old English spoken in Wessex …   Australian English dictionary

  • west saxon lage — The laws of the West Saxons, who lived in the southern and western counties of England, from Kent to Devonshire, during the Anglo Saxon period. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. West saxon lage …   Law dictionary

  • West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau — Infobox University name = West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau native name = Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (FH) established = 1897 type = Public endowment = president = Karl Friedrich Fischer chancellor = Dr. Joachim Körner… …   Wikipedia

  • West Saxon Lage — The laws of the West Saxons, which obtained in the counties to the south and west of England, from Kent to Devonshire. Blackstone supposes these to have been much the same with the laws of Alfred, being the municipal law of the far most… …   Black's law dictionary

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