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  • noun [ masculine ]
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Angle, g. a; dat. um; pl. m.
The ANGLES, who came from Anglen [v. Angel = Engel Anglen] in Denmark, and occupied the greater part of England, from Suffolk to the Frith of Forth, including Mercia. Bede says, — Ðæt mynster, Æbbercurníg, ðæt is geseted on Engla lande the minster, Abercorn, that is seated in the land of the Angles, or Engla land - England Bd. 4, 26 ; S. 602, 35. Abercorn is on the south coast of the Frith of Forth, and at the mouth of the river Carron, where the Roman wall of Severu began, and extended to the Frith of Clyde. Bede wrote his history about A.D. 731, at which time Abercorn was within the bounds of Engla land - England:
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  • Ðæt land, ðætte Angle ǽr hæfdon

    the land, that the Angles formerly had,

    • Bd. 4, 26; S. 602, 30
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  • To Anglum

    to the Angles,

    • Chr. 443; Th. 18, 33, col. 1; 19, 30, col. 1
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  • Ðá cómon ða menn of þrým mægþum Germanie, — of Eald-Seaxum, of Anglum, of Iotum

    then came the men from three tribes of Germany, — from Old-Saxons, from Angles, from Jutes,

    • Chr. 449; Th. 20, 18-21, col. 1
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  • Angle, n.