- the Old English dialect of the West Saxon kingdom, dominant after a.d. c850 and the medium of nearly all the literary remains of Old English.
- any of the English of the period before the Norman Conquest who lived in the region south of the Thames and west of Surrey and Sussex.
- a person whose native tongue was West Saxon.
- of or relating to the West Saxons or their dialect.
Origin of West Saxon
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This book deals only with the West-Saxon dialect in its earliest form.Anglo-Saxon Primer
Indeed, it contains no pedigree of the West-Saxon kings at all.
The stages above Geat are found in the genealogy of the West-Saxon kings only.
Their object is clearly to connect the founder of the West-Saxon royal house with Woden.
The object of this pedigree is to connect the West-Saxon kings with Woden.
- of or relating to Wessex, its inhabitants, or their dialect