Franconian

[ frang-koh-nee-uh n, -kohn-yuh n, fran- ]
/ fræŋˈkoʊ ni ən, -ˈkoʊn yən, fræn- /
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noun

a group of West Germanic dialects or languages, consisting of Frankish and the dialects descended from Frankish.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Franconia.
of or relating to Franconian.

Origin of Franconian

First recorded in 1795–1805; Franconi(a) + -an
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Franconian

/ (fræŋˈkəʊnɪən) /

noun

a group of medieval Germanic dialects spoken by the Franks in an area from N Bavaria and Alsace to the mouth of the Rhine. Low Franconian developed into Dutch, while Upper Franconian contributed to High German, of which it remains a recognizable dialectSee also Old Low German, Old High German, Frankish

adjective

of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
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