: of, relating to, or characteristic of the reigns (936–1002) of the first three Ottos of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire or of the arts that flourished in Germany in this period
Ottonian bronze doors in Hildesheim and Augsburg Art Bulletin

Word History


German Ottonen Ottos, kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors (Otto I †973, Otto II †983, Otto III †1002) + English -ian

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