Car·​lo·​vin·​gian ˌkär-lə-ˈvin-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce Carlovingian (audio)

Word History


French carlovingien, from Medieval Latin Carlus Charles + French -ovingien (as in mérovingien Merovingian)

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Carlovingian was in 1781

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Cite this Entry

“Carlovingian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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