- an Angle.
- the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia.
Origin of Anglian
Examples from the Web for anglian
The Anglian learned to feast to repletion, and drink to delirium.Harold, Complete
It is a nicer difficulty to account for the choice of the Anglian name.Amenities of Literature
"It has had enough to eat already," said an Anglian passenger who was standing near them.Captain Jinks, Hero
"It is the part of Anglian thanes to die with their king," said Sighard angrily.A King's Comrade
The same was probably the case with the whole Anglian coast on the east.Early Britain
- of or relating to the Angles or to the Anglian dialects of Old English
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.