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noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to the West Saxons or their dialect.

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Origin of West Saxon

1350–1400; Middle English, for Old English WestseaxanWessex; see west, Saxon
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British Dictionary definitions for West Saxon

West Saxon
/ (in Anglo-Saxon England) /

adjective

of or relating to Wessex, its inhabitants, or their dialect

noun

the dialect of Old English spoken in Wessex: the chief literary dialect of Old EnglishSee also Anglian, Kentish
an inhabitant of Wessex
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