sal·​ic | \ ˈsa-lik How to pronounce salic (audio) \

Definition of salic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Sa·​lic | \ ˈsā-lik How to pronounce Salic (audio) , ˈsa- \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈsā-​lik How to pronounce Salique (audio) , ˈsa-​ ; sa-​ˈlēk , sā-​ \

Definition of Salic (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a Frankish people that settled on the IJssel River early in the fourth century

First Known Use of salic

Adjective (1)

1902, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salic

Adjective (1)

by alteration

Adjective (2)

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

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“Salic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salic. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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