Definition of Anglian in English:

Anglian

Line breaks: An|glian
Pronunciation: /ˈaŋglɪən
 
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adjective

  • 1Relating to the ancient Angles.
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    • Given the survival of the church, there is the possibility of continuity in Conisbrough from the Anglian period, through the Viking Age, to the Norman conquest and beyond.
    • Eventually the Romans of the North and the Saxon, or Anglian, incomers coalesced to form a force which succeeded, where Rome had failed, in creating a firm frontier with Scotland.
    • The city was, at the time, the capital of the Anglian kingdom of Northumbria, the people of which were engaged in a bitter civil war between King Osbert and his rival Aelle.
  • 2 Geology Relating to or denoting a Pleistocene glaciation in Britain, identified with the Elsterian of northern Europe (and perhaps the Mindel of the Alps).
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    • According to Tappin et al., the basal Pleistocene deposits in the Celtic Deep are of Anglian age which is strikingly close to a date of 450 ka, the youngest age of the Oxfordshire quartzites derived from around Birmingham.
  • 2.1 (as noun the Anglian) The Anglian glaciation or the system of deposits laid down during it.

Origin

from Latin Angli (see Angle) + -ian.

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