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1(person)anglosajón masculineanglosajona feminine
- After the departure of the Romans in about 420, there were many wars in England involving Scots, Picts, Britons and Saxons, Anglo-Saxons and Danes, and, in 1066, the Norman conquest.
- The English, who are a synthesis of Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Norman French, provided the seed for this distinct culture.
- Most notable amongst these were the counties or shires which the Normans inherited from the Anglo-Saxons.
- For Besant, ‘the Anglo-Saxon of the ninth century was in essentials very much like his descendant of the present day.’
- All sorts of people in Britain have blended together over the centuries - Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Romans, east Europeans, French, Germans, Italians, Jews, Africans and many others.
- In the early chapters they are generally victims of invaders such as the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans.
- The inhabitants were pushed back by the Anglo-Saxons during the seventh and eighth centuries, though Cornwall held out until the 810s.
- The Aryans were supposedly the ancestors of the Greeks, Persians, Indians, Scandinavians, Anglo-Saxons & Germans.
- Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Vikings and Normans invaded Britain repeatedly between 50 BC and AD 1050.
- Occasionally, craft techniques can still be found being practiced in various parts of the world that parallel much older crafts that Vikings or Anglo-Saxons themselves practiced.
- Iron was a very important commodity to the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and those people who were lucky enough to be skilled in working it were held in high regard.
- Timber was the most important resource for the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
- After iron, bronze was probably the commonest metal used by the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
- At any rate, the movement towards the unification of Anglo-Saxon England made it more difficult for Anglo-Saxons themselves to enslave their fellow countrymen, even if they did come from another tribe.
- Some political and inheritance systems, therefore, such as those of the Anglo-Saxons, the Irish, and the Visigoths, apparently gave far less prominence to the role of the queen than did those of the Franks or the Greeks.
- We're descended from Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Normans and Vikings.
- The Vikings' problem is that it was the Anglo-Saxons who wrote the histories.
- The Anglo-Saxons of Suffolk at least had some idea of what Africans looked like.
- Although the Romano-British Church survived and the Anglo-Saxons would have had contact with indigenous Christians, the Church initially existed only on the fringes of English settlement, as paganism remained strong.
- After 410, we were told, the Celts of Britain and Ireland - having become Christian - represented the forces of Western civilization against the incoming pagan Anglo-Saxons.
- To what category such terms were juxtaposed was also unclear: was it the English, the Anglo-Saxons, the British?
- The women of nineteenth-century Germany have been strikingly absent in almost any kind of historical work on this period whether written by Germans or Anglo-Saxons.
- For the Anglo-Saxons, the Germans, and the Slavs do not possess, and will never possess, what the Latins, with the French at their head, have given and will continue to give to the civilized world.
- Hitler made a deliberate distinction between his plans for the Russians, and his intentions towards the Anglo-Saxons.
- There's the fiery passion of the Latins, the cold implied fetishism of the Eastern European, and the faith-based frigidity of white Anglo-Saxons.
- This may have something to do with the fact that bigger is more acceptable in African-American culture than among the mighty white uptight Anglo-Saxons.
- What level does she calculate the immigrant population must exceed before the racist problem kicks in for her, a white woman among what she imagines to be fellow Anglo-Saxons?
- He looked a fairly typical Anglo-Saxon - so why was he speaking to me in Old Norse?
- We do not go back and study French to study the roots of the English language; we go back and study Old English and Anglo-Saxon - or, at least, we used to in the time that I was at university.
- The common tongue was by then very different from Old English or Anglo-Saxon.
- In the following, italics are used for words in Swedish, while bold text indicates Old English, or Anglo-Saxon.
- Old English or Anglo-Saxon is the origin of lapwing, from hléapan, to leap - ‘with reference to manner of flight’, says the COD.
- The dialects of Northumberland have their foundations firmly rooted in Old English Anglo-Saxon, with huge influences from Scandanavia.
- These were written in Anglo-Saxon, the spoken tongue, rather than Latin which was the language of the church.
- Here was a formidable antiquarian and linguist, fluent in classical and romance languages, as well as Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Aramaic, Anglo-Saxon, and a half dozen others.
- Modern English has two parents, Norman French and Anglo-Saxon.
- One of the best tax specialists I know, for example, took a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic before acquiring his taxation knowledge.
- This is precisely ten times as many as the number of Celtic loan-words in Anglo-Saxon.
- We are cut off from these illuminated texts by our lack of Latin, Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Norman French.
- He exhibited a gift for languages, studying Latin, Greek, Italian, German, and Anglo-Saxon, while also pursuing interests in law, medicine, and music.
- They speak in Anglo-Saxon, a dialect which marks their low class.
- But she was able finally to move in with her brother in London and acquired knowledge of at least eight languages, one of them Anglo-Saxon, for which she prepared and published a Grammar.
- Is this what I studied Celt, Anglo-Saxon and Norse at Oxford for?
- It was called the ‘welsh’ onion: nothing to do with Wales, but from an old word, welise in Anglo-Saxon, Welsch in German, meaning ‘foreign’.
- Said Narayan in a paper at the Leeds seminar in 1964: ‘We are not attempting to write Anglo-Saxon.’
- Tolkien was a philologist specializing in the history of the English language, and Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.
- The origin of ‘niggard’ is harder to pin down, but the best guesses trace it to Scandinavian origins, with cognates in Anglo-Saxon.
- Well firstly I think I'm right in saying that at the time when he went to Oxford, the first two terms of an English course was spent reading Virgil's Aeneid in Latin, and Beowulf in Anglo-Saxon.
- Both words passed from Anglo-Saxon into English.
- In Gaelic, apparently, one word serves for both - but unfortunately this war of words has been conducted in English, albeit with some ripe Anglo-Saxon thrown in.
- At first glance that hardly seems likely, given that Romanov has to speak through an interpreter - and how do you translate Lithuanian into basic Anglo-Saxon?
- Note the pedigree beasts understand very loud Anglo-Saxon.
- I fear that the switch from ‘carry’ to ‘convey’ is simply the inveterate lawyer's habit of switching from Anglo-Saxon to Latinate, but otherwise, no.
- ‘Merde,’ I declared, only in basic Anglo-Saxon.