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West Saxon   /wɛst sˈæksən/   Listen
West Saxon

noun
1.
An inhabitant of Wessex.
2.
A literary dialect of Old English.
3.
A dialect of Middle English.  Synonym: Southwestern.






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"West Saxon" Quotes from Famous Books



... a dangerous aspirant to the West-Saxon throne. At any rate he was exiled from Wessex and he took refuge with his followers in the forest of Anderida, that is to say in the Weald. There about 681 he met St Wilfrid who had fled, too, from the West Saxon kingdom. Wilfrid was busy converting the South Saxons, and Caedwalla, going from steading to steading with his followers, saved from any considerable pursuit by the nature of the country, became great friends with him. This, however, did not prevent him in 685 from ...
— England of My Heart—Spring • Edward Hutton



Words linked to "West Saxon" :   Middle English, Old English, southwestern, Saxon, Anglo-Saxon



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