- an Angle.
- the northern and central group of Old English dialects, spoken in Northumbria and Mercia.
- 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 NorthumbrianSee 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.