- of or relating to the Frankish dynasty established by Clovis, which reigned in Gaul and Germany from a.d. 476 to 751.
- a member or supporter of the Merovingian dynasty.
Origin of Merovingian
Examples from the Web for merovingian
It was a pity, I reflected, that we did not live in Merovingian times.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
These Merovingian kings were as greedy and licentious as they were cruel.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The barracks at No. 20 are on the site of ruins of the old Merovingian castle.
Merovingian remains were found beneath the surface on this part of the quay in 1906.
The cemetery on the northern side dates from the time of the Merovingian kings.
- of or relating to a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I, which ruled Gaul and W Germany from about 500 to 751 ad
- a member or supporter of this dynasty
Word Origin and History for merovingian
1690s, from French Mérovingien, from Medieval Latin 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. Old High German Mar-wig "famed-fight") with the Germanic patronymic suffix -ing.