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Salian

[sey-lee-uh n, seyl-yuh n] /ˈseɪ li ən, ˈseɪl yən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or designating a Frankish people who lived in the region of the Rhine near the North Sea.
noun
2.
a Salian Frank.
Origin of Salian
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin Sali(ī) (plural) tribal name + -an
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Salian

/ˈseɪlɪən/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to a group of Franks (the Salii) who settled in the Netherlands in the 4th century ad and later conquered large areas of Gaul, esp in the north
noun
2.
a member of this group
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