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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Germanic people that migrated to England from southern Jutland in the 5th century A.D., founded the kingdoms of Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia, and together with the Jutes and Saxons formed the Anglo-Saxon peoples.

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  • n. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin Anglī, the Angles, of Germanic origin.

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Mostly derived from the toponym Angle, from *anguz "narrow, tight; tapering, angular", either indicating the "narrow" water (i.e. the Schlei estuary), or the "angular" shape of the peninsula.

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