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German translation: Angeln

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English term or phrase:Angles
German translation:Angeln
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06:25 Oct 31, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Angles
Name of a people who invaded the countries which now make up the United Kingdom.
Manuel Brito
Angeln
Explanation:
Angles = Angeln

as per this Encyclopedia Britannica reference:

"member of a Germanic people, which, together with the Jutes and Saxons, invaded England in the 5th century AD. The Angles gave their name to England, as well as to the word Englisc, used even by Saxon writers to denote their vernacular tongue. The Angles are first mentioned by Tacitus (1st century AD) as worshipers of the deity Nerthus. According to the Venerable Bede in the Ecclesiastical History of the English People, their continental homeland was centred in Angulus, traditionally identified as the Angeln district in Schleswig between the Schlei inlet and the Flensburger Förde, which they appear to have abandoned at the time of their invasion of Britain. They settled in large numbers during the 5th and 6th centuries in the kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbria, and East and Middle Anglia."

Both you and the EB use the word "invade" but that seems perhaps too strong to me, the word "immigrate" would probably be more appropriate. The Normans "invaded" England, the Angles just wandered in.

- Hope this helps - Dan
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Dan McCrosky
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2 mins
Angeln


Explanation:
... is what they're called, die Angeln.


    life
Caro Maucher
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33 mins
Angeln


Explanation:
as far as I can remember from school, they invaded not all of the UK, but only England. They were accompanied by the Saxons (Sachsen), and are sometimes jointly referred to as Angelsachsen, or, more frequently, something is referred to as "angelsächsisch".

Uta Moerschell
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2 hrs
Die Angeln


Explanation:
=westgermanischer Volksstamm, der England besiedelte


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Elisabeth Moser
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21 hrs
Angeln


Explanation:
Angles = Angeln

as per this Encyclopedia Britannica reference:

"member of a Germanic people, which, together with the Jutes and Saxons, invaded England in the 5th century AD. The Angles gave their name to England, as well as to the word Englisc, used even by Saxon writers to denote their vernacular tongue. The Angles are first mentioned by Tacitus (1st century AD) as worshipers of the deity Nerthus. According to the Venerable Bede in the Ecclesiastical History of the English People, their continental homeland was centred in Angulus, traditionally identified as the Angeln district in Schleswig between the Schlei inlet and the Flensburger Förde, which they appear to have abandoned at the time of their invasion of Britain. They settled in large numbers during the 5th and 6th centuries in the kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbria, and East and Middle Anglia."

Both you and the EB use the word "invade" but that seems perhaps too strong to me, the word "immigrate" would probably be more appropriate. The Normans "invaded" England, the Angles just wandered in.

- Hope this helps - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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