Saxon (disambiguation)

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The Saxons (Latin: Saxones, Old English: Seaxe, Old Saxon: Sahson, Low German: Sachsen from Proto-Germanic *sahsan, meaning 'knife') were a confederation of Germanic tribes on the North German plain, some of whom migrated to Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages and formed part of the merged group of Anglo-Saxons.

The use of plain "Saxon" to describe Anglo-Saxon people or objects from after the period of settlement has been incorrect for many decades, though it is common in sources before about 1900. "Saxon" may also refer to inhabitants of any of the three states of Germany which bear the name Saxony [Sachsen]: Lower Saxony, Saxony, and Saxony-Anhalt. As an adjective "Saxon" may refer to anything to do with the peoples described.

Saxon may refer to:

People[edit]

Peoples[edit]

Language[edit]

Upper Saxon[edit]

Low Saxon[edit]

Anglo-Saxon[edit]

Culture[edit]

5th-11th centuries[edit]

Modern[edit]

Places[edit]

Germany
Switzerland
France
  • Saxon-Sion, commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department of northeastern France
United States

Technology and applied sciences[edit]

Other uses[edit]

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