Anglian

[ ang-glee-uh n ]
/ ˈæŋ gli ən /
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adjective

Also Anglic. of or relating to the Angles or to East Anglia.

noun

an Angle.
the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia.

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Origin of Anglian

First recorded in 1720–30; Angli(a) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for anglian

Anglian

/ (ˈæŋɡlɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Angles or to the Anglian dialects of Old English

noun

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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Word Origin and History for anglian

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.

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