Old Saxon

  1. Low German prior to 1200
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How To Use Old Saxon In A Sentence

  • The doctor and I hesitated to say much to each other, out of deference to the feelings of this fair lunarian, but he took occasion to remark to me quietly that as she could not tell us her name just yet he proposed to call her Mona [Footnote: _Mona_ is old Saxon for _moon_.] for the present. Daybreak; a Romance of an Old World
  • In the Heliand, a ninth-century Old Saxon alliterative verse retelling of the gospel, Christ teaches his disciples the secret runes that God spoke in the beginning when he called the world into being.
  • In the group of West Germanic dialects, for the study of which Old High German, Anglo-Saxon, Old Frisian, and Old Saxon are our oldest and most valuable sources, we still have these four cases, but the phonetic form of the case syllables is already greatly reduced and in certain paradigms particular cases have coalesced. Chapter 7. Language as a Historical Product: Drift
  • He did not share her Norman proclivities, but looked back -- as the mass of his people did with him -- to the old Saxon laws of Alfred and of Athelstan, which he called the customs of his grandfather. One Snowy Night Long ago at Oxford
  • The importance of the family had thus dwindled, but they still retained the old Saxon manor-house, with a couple of farms and a grove large enough to afford pannage to a hundred pigs -- "sylva de centum porcis," as the old family parchments describe it. The White Company
  • In England it is the descendant of the old Saxon "fyrd," under which each area had to produce its quota of men, to be responsible for arming them and carrying out training annually. Canada's Defence Forces
  • ‘Saxon’ is cognate with stranger in most Celtic languages, while ‘Welsh’ means foreigner in old Saxon.
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