Carolingian

adjective
Car·​o·​lin·​gi·​an | \ ˌker-ə-ˈlin-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce Carolingian (audio) , ˌka-rə- \

Definition of Carolingian

: 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

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Carolingian noun

First Known Use of Carolingian

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Carolingian

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

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The first known use of Carolingian was in 1881

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“Carolingian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carolingian. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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