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Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish Saxain (Saxons, England), from Latin Saxōnēs, plural of Saxō (compare Old Irish Saxa (Saxon)).



Sasana m (genitive Sasana)

  1. England

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not used with the definite article.

Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Sasana Shasana
after an, tSasana
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Saxain” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “Sasana” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 597.
  • "Sasana" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “Sasana” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “Sasana” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.