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
Origin and Etymology of carolingian
French carolingien, from Medieval Latin Karolingi Carolingians, from Karolus Charlemagne + -ingi (as in Merovingi Merovingians)
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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