West Saxon


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n West Saxon a dialect of Middle English
    • n West Saxon a literary dialect of Old English
    • n West Saxon an inhabitant of Wessex
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In literature:

Cedwalla, K. of West Saxons.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
For about 35 feet or so the masonry is Saxon work, but has been subsequently severely handled, especially on the west side.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
In Celtic legend the country of the West Saxons is marvellously rich.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
However, the main entrance of the ordinary Saxon church was at the west end, through the ground floor of the tower.
"The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church" by A. Hamilton Thompson
He was now free to attack the West Saxons.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Harold was at once restored to his earldom, and next year (1053) succeeded to his father's earldom of the West Saxons.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
The Britons established it, and it was one of the capitals of the West Saxons.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Several of the West Saxon kings resided in Dorsetshire, and AEthelbald and AEthelbert were buried at Sherborne, and AEthelred at Wimborne.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Intestine strife among the West Saxons followed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
They are not West Saxon, but they are part of a tradition much more ancient than any pedigree of the West Saxon kings.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
Ina, King of the West Saxons, named it thus.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
The following points of difference between this and the West-Saxon are indicated by Mr. Garnett, Phil.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The division of the West Saxon see was put off until the death of the bishop.
"The English Church in the Middle Ages" by William Hunt
The language is pure and incorrupt West Saxon.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 97, September 6, 1851" by Various
In the middle of the 7th century Hampshire formed part of the West Saxon bishopric of Dorchester-on-Thames.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various
It now lies in Bishop West's beautiful chapel, along with the bones of other Anglo-Saxon worthies.
"Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely" by Edward Conybeare
The Saxon must abandon the West Indies.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
The diocesan limits show that part of the shire was included in the West Saxon kingdom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
The dragon, says Mr. Hardwicke, was the standard of the West Saxons, and of the English previous to the Norman Conquest.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
In Saxon annals we are told that Cedric, founder of the West Saxon kingdom, slew there Naud, the pendragon, with 5000 men.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb

In poetry:

We the West-Saxons,
Long as the daylight
Lasted, in companies
Troubled the track of the host that we hated;
Grimly with swords that were sharp from the grindstone
Fiercely we hack'd at the flyers before us.
"Battle Of Brunanburgh" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

The three teams finishing ahead of the Saxons were first place Thomas Jefferson (44 points), second place West Potomac (86) and third place Lake Braddock 122.
But in the 4th century AD, as the Empire lost its grip, this Celtic land was increasingly harassed by barbarian raiders: Irish from the west, Picts from the unsubdued north, Saxons from the Continent.
Some of the 16-member Mendocino College Repertory Dance Company, under the direction of Leslie Saxon West, which will present dance pieces on a smorgasbord of subjects.