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English adj.
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Note: Cp. Engle.
Pertaining or belonging to England or the English people; originating in England; ?also, of Anglo-Saxon stock (as distinct from Norman French) [quot.: (1155)].
(a) Of books, songs, etc.: written or composed in the English language; (b) English leden, ~speche, ~tale, ~tunge, the English language; (c) English laten, English speech filled with expressions newly borrowed from Latin, Latinate English.
Phrases. (a) English bord, ~iren, ~mile, ~oke, ~penni, ~pound, ~werk; (b) with French word order: leges English, English leagues, merchaunt English, etc.; (c) English born, born in England.