Alexander vs Sawney - What's the difference?

alexander | sawney |


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.

alexander

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • , most famously held by (Alexander the Great).
  • * : Act V, Scene I:
  • Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander , till he find it stopping a bung-hole?
  • * 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy , Book IV, Chapter 18:
  • 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.
  • * 1985 , The Accidental Tourist , ISBN 0-7011-2986-7, page 170:
  • "My son's name is Alexander'," Muriel said. "Did I tell you that? I named him ' Alexander because it sounded high-class.
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, Al , Alec , Aleck , Alex , Alistair , Lex , Sandro , Sandy , Sasha , Xan , Xander}}

    sawney

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a fool, an idiot
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • foolish, stupid