from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Half Saxon; -- specifically applied to the language intermediate between Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Early Middle English: an inexact term applied to Middle English in its first stage, the period from about 1150 to about 1250, when the Saxon inflections had not wholly fallen away.


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