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West Saxon

noun
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 Thames and west of Surrey and Sussex.
3.
a person whose native tongue was West Saxon.
4.
of or pertaining to the West Saxons or their dialect.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English, for Old English Westseaxan Wessex; see west, Saxon
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British Dictionary definitions for West Saxon

West Saxon

adjective
1.
of or relating to Wessex, its inhabitants, or their dialect
noun
2.
the dialect of Old English spoken in Wessex: the chief literary dialect of Old English See also Anglian, Kentish
3.
an inhabitant of Wessex
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