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Lower Saxony   /lˈoʊər sˈæksəni/   Listen
Lower Saxony

A state in northwestern Germany.

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"Lower Saxony" Quotes from Famous Books

... there is a popular belief that in the elder (Sambucus) there lives a spirit or being known as the "elder-mother" (hylde-moer), or "elder-woman" (hilde-qvinde), and before elder-branches may be cut this petition is uttered: "Elder-mother, elder-mother, allow me to cut thy branches." In Lower Saxony the peasant repeats, on bended knees, with hands folded, three times the words: "Lady Elder, give me some of thy wood; then will I also give thee some of mine, when it grows in the forest" (448. 318-320). ...
— The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought • Alexander F. Chamberlain

Words linked to "Lower Saxony" :   FRG, Federal Republic of Germany, state, Germany, Deutschland, province

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