1. A member of a West Germanic tribal group that inhabited northern Germany and invaded Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries AD with the Angles and Jutes.
2. A person of English or Lowland Scots birth or ancestry as distinguished from one of Irish, Welsh, or Highland Scots birth or ancestry.
3. A native or inhabitant of Saxony.
4. The West Germanic language of any of the ancient Saxon peoples.
5. The Germanic element of English as distinguished from the French and Latin elements.
[Middle English, from Late Latin Saxō, Saxon-, of Germanic origin; see sek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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