Merovingian dynasty


Merovingian dynasty
noun
a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750
Syn: ↑Merovingian
Hypernyms: ↑dynasty
Member Meronyms: ↑Merovingian

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