Alexander vs Sawney - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between alexander and sawney
is that alexander
is alexanders: any of various umbellifers, often specifically or heracleum maximum
, the cow parsnip while sawney
is (archaic|derogatory) a scotsman.
As a proper noun sawney is
a diminutive of the male given name alexander, of scots origin.
(en proper noun
, most famously held by (Alexander the Great).
* : Act V, Scene I:
* 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy , Book IV, Chapter 18:
- Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander , till he find it stopping a bung-hole?
* 1985 , The Accidental Tourist , ISBN 0-7011-2986-7, page 170:
- And for my own part, said my uncle Toby, though I should blush to boast of myself, Trim - yet had my name been Alexander , I could have done no more at Namur than my duty.
- "My son's name is Alexander'," Muriel said. "Did I tell you that? I named him ' Alexander because it sounded high-class.