Old Saxon


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Old Saxon Low German prior to 1200
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Old Saxon the Saxon of the continent of Europe in the old form of the language, as shown particularly in the “Heliand”, a metrical narration of the gospel history preserved in manuscripts of the 9th century.
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In literature:

He translated into Saxon some of the historical books of the Old Testament.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans" by Thomas Perkins
Tiw, or Tiu, a name for the old Saxon war god Tyr.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
It is an old Saxon word; I cannot get at its origin.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
So let it not be forgotten that to this Milton of old our Saxon ancestors were indebted for this invaluable treasure.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
Fine old Anglo-Saxon festival, Christmas.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
And by and by we'll modify your old Anglo-Saxon institutions so that G. Washington will simply revolve in his grave.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
An old word for the sea-mew, derived from the Anglo-Saxon.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I see them gather like the Saxons of old upon the green at evening to sing and dance.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
What honesty they have, the Saxon gave them, And that, now they grow old, begins to leave them.
"The True-Born Englishman" by Daniel Defoe
Some part of the offices is Saxon, of an early date, old enough to be interesting.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble

In poetry:

Before him time-wrought barriers fall,
Old fears subside, old hatreds melt,
And, stretching o'er the sea's blue wall,
The Saxon greets the Celt.
"Channing" by John Greenleaf Whittier
From the Beach to far beyond
Bear-Hill, Lion's Mouth and Pond,
Marvellous to our tough old stock,
Chips o' the Anglo-Saxon block,
Seemed the Celtic Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Pax vobiscum – to a maid
The crosiered ferns among!
But hers was only the Saxon,
And his the Norman tongue;
And the Latin taught by the old friar
Made music for the young.
"The Young Friar" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

A service of worship celebrating the covenant of marriage uniting Anna Clare Winstead and Brian Ray Saxon took place on July 7, 2012, at six o'clock in the evening at The Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prison's website, 38-year-old Anthony Todd Saxon died while serving his sentence.
Diners flock to his Michelin-starred Public and his one-year-old Saxon + Parole, has been a hit downtown.
Saxon's Fine Jewelers , in Bend's Old Mill District, is hosting several events during the holiday shopping season.
The origin has been traced to an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning weak or bendy.