Ot·​to·​ni·​an | \ (ˈ)ä¦tōnēən \

Definition of Ottonian

: 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 AugsburgArt Bulletin

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History and Etymology for Ottonian

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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“Ottonian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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