Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Carolingian

play
adjective Car·o·lin·gi·an \ˌka-rə-ˈlin-j(ē-)ən\

Definition of Carolingian

  1. :  of or relating to a Frankish dynasty dating from about a.d. 613 and including among its members the rulers of France from 751 to 987, of Germany from 752 to 911, and of Italy from 774 to 961

Carolingian noun


Origin of carolingian

French carolingien, from Medieval Latin Karolingi Carolingians, from Karolus Charlemagne + -ingi (as in Merovingi Merovingians)


First Known Use: 1881

Rhymes with carolingian


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Carolingian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry oily prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ