Angle /ˈaŋɡ(ə)l/


I. noun

a member of a Germanic people, originally inhabitants of what is now Schleswig-Holstein, who came to England in the 5th century AD. The Angles founded kingdoms in Mercia, Northumbria, and East Anglia and gave their name to England and the English.
– origin from Latin Anglus, (plural) Angli ‘the people of Angul’, a district of Schleswig (now in northern Germany), so named because of its shape; of Germanic origin, related to Old English angul (see angle2). Compare with English.

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