Saxony

   Province in Germany whose name is reminiscent of the Germanic tribe of the Saxons who were subjected to the authority of the Franks and their sovereign, Charlemagne. They were christian ized, but were permitted to live under their own laws (the Lex Sax onum, codified about 800). The modern language, or dialect, that is spoken in Lower Saxony (Germany) has a historical affinity with the dialects now spoken in parts of northeastern Netherlands. At the Uni versity of Groningen (in the Faculty of Arts), there is a chair for Low Saxon studies.

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  • Saxony — • Chronology of the area and the people Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Saxony     Saxony     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SAXONY — (Ger. Sachsen), state in Germany, formerly an electorate and kingdom. Information about the first Jewish settlers in Saxony dates back to the tenth century. During the rule of the German emperor Otto I (936–973), Jews lived in the towns of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Saxony — Sax o*ny, n. [So named after the kingdom of Saxony, reputed to produce fine wool.] 1. A kind of glossy woolen cloth formerly much used. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Saxony yarn, or flannel made of it or similar yarn. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxony — SAXONY, SAXONIES A Yorkshire cloth, used for cheap dress goods, made from wool and cotton mixture yarns, usually dyed. A Saxony woollen is a tweed fabric made from botany yarns in many qualities for fine suitings and dresses and is a good quality …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Saxony — Saxony1 [sak′sə nē] n. [because first produced in SAXONY2 (region in SE Germany)] 1. a fine wool fabric with a soft finish 2. a closely twisted yarn used for knitting Saxony2 [sak′sə nē] [LL Saxonia] 1. region …   English World dictionary

  • Saxony — (engl., »Sachsen«), Flanellstoff für Kleinasien, wird im sächsischen Vogtlande hergestellt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Saxony — Infobox German Bundesland Name = Free State of Saxony German name = Freistaat Sachsen (de) Swobodny stat Sakska (wen) state coa = Coat of arms of Saxony.svg flag2 = Flag of Saxony (state).svg capital = Dresden largest city = Leipzig area =… …   Wikipedia

  • saxony — /sak seuh nee/, n. 1. a fine, three ply woolen yarn. 2. a soft finish, compact fabric, originally of high grade merino wool from Saxony, for topcoats and overcoats. 3. a pile carpet woven in the manner of a Wilton but with yarns of lesser quality …   Universalium

  • Saxony — Saxonian /sak soh nee euhn/, n., adj. Saxonic /sak son ik/, adj. /sak seuh nee/, n. 1. a state in E central Germany. 4,900,000; 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Cap.: Dresden. 2. a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq.… …   Universalium

  • Saxony —    Located in east central Germany, the highly industrialized and ur banized state of Saxony had a total population in the 1920s of about five million. Aside from its capital, Dresden, its chief cities included Aue, Chemnitz, Görlitz, Meissen,… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • saxony — noun (plural nies) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Saxony, Germany Date: 1842 1. a. a fine soft woolen fabric b. a fine closely twisted knitting yarn 2. a Wilton jacquard carpet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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