[ ang-glee-uhn ]
/ ˈæŋ gli ən /
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Also Anglic. of or relating to the Angles or to East Anglia.
the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia.
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Words nearby Anglian
Angleton, angletwitch, anglewing, angleworm, Anglia, Anglian, Anglic, Anglican, Anglican chant, Anglican Church, Anglican Communion
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How to use Anglian in a sentence
In some cases our East Anglian dialect is merely a survival of old English, as when we say ‘axe’ for ‘ask.’
An M.P., who shall be nameless, supplies me with an apt illustration of East Anglian dialect.
As a town, it is more prettily situated than are most East Anglian villages and towns.
In all the East Anglian meeting-houses fifty years ago such men abounded.
There is nothing peculiar, then, in the fact that Beowulf celebrates heroes who were not of Anglian birth.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for Anglian
/ (ˈæŋɡlɪən) /
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 NorthumbrianSee also Kentish, West Saxon
See also East Anglia
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