- adj. & n.
—adj. of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis and reigning in Gaul and Germany c.500-750.
—n. a member of this dynasty.
Etymology: F meacuterovingien f. med.L Merovingi f. L Meroveus name of the reputed founder
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merovingian — MEROVINGIÁN, Ă, merovingieni, e, adj. Care aparţine primei dinastii de regi ai statului franc, privitor la această dinastie. [pr.: gi an] – Din fr. mérovingien. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 merovingián adj. m. (sil. gi an) … Dicționar Român
Merovingian — Mer o*vin gi*an, a. [From Merovaeus, the Latin name of a king of the Franks.] Of or pertaining to the first Frankish dynasty in Gaul or France. n. One of the kings of this dynasty. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Merovingian — (adj.) 1690s, from Fr. Mérovingien, from M.L. Merovingi, descendants of Meroveus, (mythical?) ancestor of the line of Frankish kings in Gaul (c.500 752) beginning with Clovis; Merovingi is a Latinization of his Germanic name (Cf. O.H.G. Mar wig… … Etymology dictionary
Merovingian — [mer΄ō vin′jē ən, mer΄ō vin′jən] adj. [Fr Mérovingien < ML Merovingi, descendants of Merovaeus, Latinized name of Merowig, grandfather of CLOVIS I] designating or of the Frankish line of kings who reigned in Gaul (ancient France) from c.A.D.… … English World dictionary
Merovingian — The Merovingians (also Merovings) were a Salian Frankish dynasty that came to rule the Franks in a region (known as Francia in Latin) largely corresponding to ancient Gaul from the mid fifth to the mid eighth century. Their politics involved… … Wikipedia
Merovingian — adjective Etymology: French mérovingien, from Medieval Latin Merovingi Merovingians, from Merovaeus Merowig died 458 Frankish founder of the dynasty Date: 1687 of or relating to the first Frankish dynasty reigning from about A.D. 500 to 751 •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Merovingian — /mer euh vin jee euhn, jeuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Frankish dynasty established by Clovis, which reigned in Gaul and Germany from A.D. 476 to 751. n. 2. a member or supporter of the Merovingian dynasty. [1685 95; < F mérovingien,… … Universalium
Merovingian — merÉ™ÊŠ vÉªndÊ’Ê’n n. member of the Merovingian dynasty … English contemporary dictionary
Merovingian — [ˌmɛrə vɪn(d)ʒɪən] adjective relating to the Frankish dynasty reigning in Gaul and Germany c.500–750. noun a member of the Merovingian dynasty. Origin from Fr. mérovingien, from med. L. Merovingi descendants of Merovich (a semi legendary Frankish … English new terms dictionary
merovingian — merÉ™ÊŠ vÉªndÊ’Ê’n adj. of the dynasty of Frankish kings that was established by Clovis I and ruled ancient Belgium and Germany in the 476 751 AD … English contemporary dictionary
merovingian — mer·o·vin·gian … English syllables