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adjective (1)

sal·​ic ˈsa-lik How to pronounce salic (audio)
: sialic


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adjective (2)

Sa·​lic ˈsā-lik How to pronounce Salic (audio)
variants or less commonly Salique
ˈsā-lik How to pronounce Salic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a Frankish people that settled on the IJssel River early in the fourth century

Word History


Adjective (1)

by alteration

Adjective (2)

Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French salique, from Medieval Latin Salicus, from Late Latin Salii Salic Franks

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1902, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salic was circa 1548

Dictionary Entries Near salic

Cite this Entry

“Salic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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