Anglian

Anglian

[ang-glee-uhn]
adjective
1.
Also, Anglic. of or relating to the Angles or to East Anglia.
noun
2.
an Angle.
3.
the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia.

Origin:
1720–30; Angli(a) + -an

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Anglian (ˈæŋɡlɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Angles or to the Anglian dialects of Old English
 
n
2.  Kentish See also West Saxon the group of Old and Middle English dialects spoken in the Midlands and the north of England, divided into Mercian and Northumbrian

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Anglian
"of the Angles," 1726; see Angle. The O.E. word was Englisc, but as this came to be used in ref. to the whole Gmc. people of Britain, a new word was wanted to describe this one branch of them.
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