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English term or phrase:Saxons
German translation:Sachsen
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06:26 Oct 31, 2000
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Saxons
Name of a people who invaded the countries which now make up the United Kingdom.
Manuel Brito
die Sachsen
Explanation:
Es waren die Angeln und die Sachsen, die England erobert haben. Daher auch der Name "Angelsachsen" (Anglosaxons).
Diese Sachsen kamen allerdings nicht aus dem deutschen Bundesland Sachsen sondern aus dem Bundesland Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony).

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3 mins
Sachsen


Explanation:
Die Sachsen.


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Caro Maucher
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5 mins
die Sachsen


Explanation:
Es waren die Angeln und die Sachsen, die England erobert haben. Daher auch der Name "Angelsachsen" (Anglosaxons).
Diese Sachsen kamen allerdings nicht aus dem deutschen Bundesland Sachsen sondern aus dem Bundesland Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony).

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9 mins
die Sachsen


Explanation:
Hist. 'Die Angelsachsen'


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21 hrs
Saxons = Sachsen


Explanation:
Saxons = Sachsen

as per this Encyclopedia Britannica reference:

\"members of a Germanic people who in ancient times lived in the area of modern Schleswig and along the Baltic coast. The period of Roman decline in the West was marked by vigorous Saxon piracy in the North Sea. During the early part of the 5th century AD, the Saxons spread rapidly through north Germany and along the coasts of Gaul and Britain. The coastal stretch from the Elbe to the Scheldt rivers, however, was held by the Frisians, on whom the Saxons had great influence.
The expansion of the Saxons brought collision with the Franks. In 772 the Frankish ruler Charlemagne decided on a campaign of conquest and conversion of the Saxons. With interruptions, the Saxon wars lasted 32 years and ended with the incorporation of the Saxons into the Frankish empire.
The Venerable Bede (in Historia ecclesiastica) described the Germanic invaders of Britain as Angles, Saxons, and Jutes and said that the East, West, and South Saxons (of Essex, Wessex, and Sussex) were descended from the Saxons. However, Bede was not always careful to distinguish Angles and Saxons; and, furthermore, all the invaders of Britain were closely related and spoke dialects similar to each other and to the Frisian language. The dialects of the continental Saxons, on the other hand, underwent considerable approximation to High German, and their affinity to those of the English and the Frisians is only to be traced in sporadic spellings in texts now extant, of which none is older than the 9th century. When Procopius (Gothic Wars, c. 550) alleged that the inhabitants of Britain were Britons, Angles, and Frisians, he was no doubt confusing Frisians and Saxons, owing to their close relationship and to the extensive Saxon settlements among the Frisians.\"

Here again the word invade is used. If EB is right above, then the Saxons did not come from the parts of modern Germany with \"Saxony\" = \"Sachsen\" in their names, the federal states of Saxony and Lower Saxony.




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