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Synonyms for Anglo-Saxon

a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest

a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for 'White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'

English prior to about 1100

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Upon these rules of accent and alliteration the strict form of Anglo-Saxon verse was based.
This young lady loves you with an H,' the King said, introducing Alice in the hope of turning off the Messenger's attention from himself--but it was no use--the Anglo-Saxon attitudes only got more extraordinary every moment, while the great eyes rolled wildly from side to side.
Haigha replied eagerly, coming in front of Alice to introduce her, and spreading out both his hands towards her in an Anglo-Saxon attitude.
The brooch is considered the most elaborate example of a rare type of Anglo-Saxon brooch, and its decoration is unique.
The first chapter serves as an introduction that presents the thesis, the idea of Tolkien's special relationship with Anglo-Saxon community, and lays out the plan of the book.
Paul uncovered one of the largest Anglo-Saxon coin hoards ever found in Britain, describing it as "pure fate".
Anglo-Saxon poets adopted Old Testament narratives in order to make sense of their own political and religious situation, says Zacher.
On Saturday,11am to 3pm, explore the daily lives of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings by handling some of the things they would have seen every day and on Sunday, step into the shoes of Eadfrith, the monk who hand-wrote the Lindisfarne Gospels by trying out using an Anglo-Saxon quill.
As Hamerow reminds us in her introductory chapter, there has been no overview of Anglo-Saxon rural settlement since Philip Rahtz's chapter-length study back in 1976, an academic lifetime ago.
Dr Sherlock's team made some of the most important discoveries ever made in the North of England near Loftus between 2005 and 2007 at the only known Anglo-Saxon Royal burial site in the North-east.
The oldest find has been a decorated Anglo-Saxon pin dating back to 700-900 AD and another of the most significant treasures unearthed is up to 1,000 "valuable" and "very, very, rare" decorated medieval floor tiles.
Recently Le Monde had the headline: "[President Francois] Hollande Defends French Foie Gras against Anglo-Saxon lobbies" (the reference was to California's ban on foie gras under its animal-cruelty laws).
It comes out of the proceedings of the Cross and Cruciform in the Anglo-Saxon World Conference in Winchester, Hampshire, England, 2003, which set out to analyze the motif of the cross in Anglo-Saxon literature and instances of "cross and cruciform" in Anglo-Saxon culture, particularly in Christian poetry, prayers, charms, homilies, a cruciform church, and a carved stone cross.
Late Anglo-Saxon Worcester offers rich pickings to the church historian: the homilies of bishop Wulfstan, pontificals and other liturgical manuscripts, saints' lives, church fabric, and, above all, three eleventh-century cartularies providing a wealth of information about the church's landed endowment.
London, July 4 (ANI): A hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold discovered in a farmer's field in Britain could help rewrite history.