Francien

noun

Fran·​cien
fräⁿsyaⁿ
plural -s
: the dialect of French used in the middle ages in Île-de-France that furnishes the basis for the literary and official form of the modern French language

Word History

Etymology

French, from Île-de-France + -ien -ian

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“Francien.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Francien. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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