What is Saxon?

  • (noun): A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; dominant in England until the Norman conquest.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on saxon:

Enton - Historical Sites
... All Saints Church is built from surviving Anglo-Saxon stonework and later Norman architecture, demonstrating that the village has existed since at least Saxon times ... Elizabethan and is said to stand on the site of a Saxon inn ...
Saxon, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 148 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Frank Saxon House
... The Frank Saxon House is a historic residence in Brooksville, Florida ... It sits on the top of a hill at 200 South Saxon Avenue ... The Frank Saxon House is one of the earliest examples of Frame Vernacular architecture with Queen Anne Revival influence in Hernando County ...
Lay Of Hildebrand - The Dialect
... is its dialect, which is a mixture of Old Bavarian and Old Saxon ... first person pronoun appears both in the Old Saxon form ik and the Old High German ih ... The Old Saxon features predominate in the opening part of the poem and show a number of errors, which argue against an Old Saxon original ...
Anglo-Saxon Economy
... An Anglo-Saxon economy or Anglo-Saxon capitalism (so called because it is supposedly practiced in English-speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States ...

More definitions of "Saxon":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the early Saxons or Anglo-Saxons and their descendents (especially the English or Lowland Scots) and their language.
    Example: "Saxon princes"; "for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon term instead of a latinate one"

Famous quotes containing the word saxon:

    It is remarkable what a value is still put upon wood even in this age and in this new country, a value more permanent and universal than that of gold. After all our discoveries and inventions no man will go by a pile of wood. It is as precious to us as it was to our Saxon and Norman ancestors. If they made their bows of it, we make our gun-stocks of it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The canoe and yellow birch, beech, maple, and elm are Saxon and Norman, but the spruce and fir, and pines generally, are Indian.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)