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adjective (1)

: of or relating to a Frankish people dwelling early in the 4th century a.d. on the Ijssel river see salic law


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adjective (2)

: of or relating to the Salii of ancient Rome
Salian hymns

Word History


Adjective (1)

Late Latin Salii, a division of the Franks (from the Sala —Ijssel—river) + English -an

Adjective (2)

Latin Salii, priests of Mars in ancient Rome (from salire to leap) + English -an

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“Salian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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