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Salian

adjective Sa·lian \ˈsālēən, -lyən\

Definition of Salian

  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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Origin and Etymology of salian

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


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Salian

adjective Sa·lian \"\

Definition of Salian

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

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Origin and Etymology of salian

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


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