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Merovingian

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adjective Mer·o·vin·gian \ˌmer-ə-ˈvin-j(ē-)ən\

Definition of Merovingian

  1. :  of or relating to the first Frankish dynasty reigning from about a.d. 500 to 751

Merovingian noun


Origin of merovingian

French mérovingien, from Medieval Latin Merovingi Merovingians, from Merovaeus Merowig †458 Frankish founder of the dynasty


First Known Use: 1687

Rhymes with merovingian


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