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

  German \Ger"man\, n.; pl. Germans[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis
     origin.]
     1. A native or one of the people of Germany.
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     2. The German language.
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     3.
        (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 :

  Anglo-Saxon \An"glo-Sax"on\ adj.
     1. of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language;
        as, Anglo-Saxon poetry; The Anglo-Saxon population of
        Scotland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anglo-Saxon \An"glo-Sax"on\, n. [L. Angli-Saxones English
     Saxons.]
     1. A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon, or one the
        Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a
        continental (or "Old") Saxon.
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     2. pl. The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of
        England, or the English people, collectively, before the
        Norman Conquest.
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              It is quite correct to call [AE]thelstan "King of
              the Anglo-Saxons," but to call this or that subject
              of [AE]thelstan "an Anglo-Saxon" is simply nonsense.
                                                    --E. A.
                                                    Freeman.
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     3. The language of the English people before the Norman
        conquest in 1066 (sometimes called Old English). See
        Saxon.
  
     Syn: Old English
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     4. One of the race or people who claim descent from the
        Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in
        England; a person of English descent in its broadest
        sense.
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     5. a person of Anglo-Saxon (esp British) descent whose native
        tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced
        by English culture as in "WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon
        Protestant'"; "this Anglo-Saxon view of things".
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