Of or relating to the Anglo-Saxons or their language.
One of the several Germanic invaders (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) who conquered much of Britain between the 5th and 7th centuries. They initially established conquest kingdoms, commonly referred to as the Heptarchy; these were united in the early 9th century under the overlordship of Wessex. The Norman invasion 1066 brought Anglo-Saxon rule to an end.
The Jutes probably came from the Rhineland and not, as was formerly believed, from Jutland. The Angles and Saxons came from Schleswig–Holstein, and may have united before invading. There was probably considerable intermarriage with the Romanized Celts of ancient Britain, although the latter's language and civilization almost disappeared. The English-speaking peoples of Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the US are often referred to today as Anglo-Saxons, but the term is inaccurate, since the Welsh, Scots, and Irish are mainly of Celtic or Norse descent, and by the 1980s fewer than 15% of Americans were of British descent.
1. A native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest.
2. A person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in.
Staroengleski jezik, 1150.