Mer·​o·​vin·​gian ˌmer-ə-ˈvin-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce Merovingian (audio)
: of or relating to the first Frankish dynasty reigning from about a.d. 500 to 751
Merovingian noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Merovingian was in 1687

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Cite this Entry

“Merovingian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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