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 for Old Saxon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  German \Ger"man\, n.; pl. Germans[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis
     1. A native or one of the people of Germany.
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     2. The German language.
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        (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding
            in capriciosly involved figures.
        (b) A social party at which the german is danced.
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     High German, the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern
        Germany, -- comprising Old High German, used from the 8th
        to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the
        15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of
        Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature.
        The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern
        literary language, are often called Middle German, and the
        Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is
        also used to cover both groups.
     Low German, the language of Northern Germany and the
        Netherlands, -- including Friesic; Anglo-Saxon or
        Saxon; Old Saxon; Dutch or Low Dutch, with its
        dialect, Flemish; and Plattdeutsch (called also Low
        German), spoken in many dialects.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saxon \Sax"on\ (s[a^]ks"[u^]n or -'n), n. [L. Saxo, pl. Saxones,
     from the Saxon national name; cf. AS. pl. Seaxe, Seaxan, fr.
     seax a knife, a short sword, a dagger (akin to OHG. sahs, and
     perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone, knives being originally made
     of stone); and cf. G. Sachse, pl. Sachsen. Cf. Saxifrage.]
        (a) One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the
            northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic
            tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and
            sixth centuries.
        (b) Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon.
        (c) A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
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     2. The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.
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     Old Saxon, the Saxon of the continent of Europe in the old
        form of the language, as shown particularly in the
        "Heliand", a metrical narration of the gospel history
        preserved in manuscripts of the 9th century.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Old Saxon
      n 1: Low German prior to 1200

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