Frankish

[frang-kish]
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adjective

of or relating to the Franks.

noun

the West Germanic language of the ancient Franks; Old Franconian.See also Frank1(def 1).

Origin of Frankish

First recorded in 1585–95; Frank + -ish1
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Frankish

noun

the ancient West Germanic language of the Franks, esp the dialect that contributed to the vocabulary of modern FrenchSee also Franconian, Old High German

adjective

of or relating to the Franks or their language
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Word Origin and History for frankish

Frankish

adj.

1802, from Frank + -ish. As the name of a germanic language spoken by the ancient Franks, from 1863. (Frenkis is recorded c.1400.)

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