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Saxony

Saxony is the name of a region in Germany with a long history. The name comes from the Saxon tribe who originally inhabited the area. Their name may have originated from the name of a type of dagger they used, from Middle English sax from Old English seax meaning “dagger” or “knife” from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (dagger, knife) derived from PIE root word *sek- (to cut).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Saxon (English)

 

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