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Saxon

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BrE BrE//ˈsæksn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæksn//
 
 
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a member of a race of people once living in NW Germany, some of whom settled in Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries see also Anglo-Saxon Culture Together with the Angles and the Jutes, the Saxons formed the group known as the Anglo-Saxons. Saxon architecture is Britain's earliest style of architecture, with round arches, small windows and thick stone walls. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin and Greek Saxones (plural), of West Germanic origin; related to Old English Seaxan, Seaxe (plural).