Franconian

[ frang-koh-nee-uhn, -kohn-yuhn, fran- ]
/ fræŋˈkoʊ ni ən, -ˈkoʊn yən, fræn- /

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.

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Origin of Franconian

First recorded in 1795–1805; Franconi(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Franconian

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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