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[ang-glee-uh n] /ˈæŋ gli ən/
Also, Anglic. of or relating to the Angles or to East Anglia.
an Angle.
the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia.
Origin of Anglian
1720-30; Angli(a) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Tradition hath it that at the Anglian advent into this district, the worship of Woden was first set up in a grove at Wednesfield.

    The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood
  • The Anglian learned to feast to repletion, and drink to delirium.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Some Anglian districts were refounded under Danish names, and became flourishing settlements.

  • It is a nicer difficulty to account for the choice of the Anglian name.

    Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli
  • Out in the council chamber we left three of the Anglian thanes and three Mercian, who would act as guards for the night.

    A King's Comrade Charles Whistler
  • "It is the part of Anglian thanes to die with their king," said Sighard angrily.

    A King's Comrade Charles Whistler
  • The monuments were possibly executed by Anglian sculptors under the control of Danish Conquerors.

  • The same was probably the case with the whole Anglian coast on the east.

    Early Britain Grant Allen
  • In the districts where the Danes settled they formed new villages, in which they lived apart from the general Anglian population.

  • The chief literary dialect, in the earliest period, was Northumbrian or Anglian, down to the middle of the ninth century.

British Dictionary definitions for Anglian


of or relating to the Angles or to the Anglian dialects of Old English
the group of Old and Middle English dialects spoken in the Midlands and the north of England, divided into Mercian and Northumbrian See also Kentish, West Saxon
See also East Anglia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Anglian

"of the Angles," 1726; see Angle. The Old English word was Englisc, but as this came to be used in reference to the whole Germanic people of Britain, a new word was wanted to describe this one branch of them.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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