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TypeRegion & Political Subdivision
UsageEnglish

Meaning & History

From the name of the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from Germanic sahs meaning "knife". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, and appears int he names of the German states of Saxony, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
Other Languages & CulturesSachsen German
Entry added May 31, 2018   Contribute