Also, Anglic. of or relating to the Angles or to .
an Angle.
the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia.
Historical Examples

Tradition hath it that at the Anglian advent into this district, the worship of Woden was first set up in a grove at Wednesfield.
The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood

The Anglian learned to feast to repletion, and drink to delirium.
Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Some Anglian districts were refounded under Danish names, and became flourishing settlements.
The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire S. W. Partington

It is a nicer difficulty to account for the choice of the Anglian name.
Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli

Out in the council chamber we left three of the Anglian thanes and three Mercian, who would act as guards for the night.
A King’s Comrade Charles Whistler

“It is the part of Anglian thanes to die with their king,” said Sighard angrily.
A King’s Comrade Charles Whistler

The monuments were possibly executed by Anglian sculptors under the control of Danish Conquerors.
The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire S. W. Partington

The same was probably the case with the whole Anglian coast on the east.
Early Britain Grant Allen

In the districts where the Danes settled they formed new villages, in which they lived apart from the general Anglian population.
The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire S. W. Partington

The chief literary dialect, in the earliest period, was Northumbrian or Anglian, down to the middle of the ninth century.
English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day Walter W. Skeat

of or relating to the Angles or to the Anglian dialects of Old English
the group of Old and Middle English dialects spoken in the Midlands and the north of England, divided into Mercian and Northumbrian See also Kentish, West Saxon

“of the Angles,” 1726; see Angle. The Old English word was Englisc, but as this came to be used in reference to the whole Germanic people of Britain, a new word was wanted to describe this one branch of them.


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