Angle; pl. nom. acc; gen.
um; pl. m:
ena; pl. m. The Angles;
Angli The inhabitants of Anglen in Denmark.
Anglen was the province from which the English derived their being and name. Anglen [v. Engel
] lies on the south-east part of the Duchy of Sleswick, in Denmark. The majority of settlers in Britain
were from Anglen and the neighbourhood, hence this country and people derived their name England
England being derived from Engla land the land
or country of the Angles
:-- On ðǽm landum eardodon Engle, ǽr hý hider on land cómon the Angles
] dwelt on these lands before they came hither on land
[i. e. before they came to England
], Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 21, 36. Engla cyningas kings of the Angles,
Bd. 2, 15; S. 518, 38. Betweox Wealum and Englum between the Welsh and English,
L. O. D. 2; Th. i. 352, 14.