Frankish

[ frang-kish ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Franks.

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

Origin of Frankish

1
First recorded in 1585–95; Frank + -ish1

Words Nearby Frankish

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How to use Frankish in a sentence

  • These two branches of the same stock had a common origin in the Duineffs of the Frankish people.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • From the benches came countless curses and jeers—Frankish and Arabic; he heeded none.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • A large number of Frankish seigneurs seized in the same way other parts of the territory of Gaul.

  • The long Frankish swords hewed down the Ismaelians before their short cimeters could strike.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • When the Frankish swords proved again too strong, they brought lances and javelins.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis

British Dictionary definitions for Frankish

Frankish

/ (ˈfræŋkɪʃ) /


noun
  1. the ancient West Germanic language of the Franks, esp the dialect that contributed to the vocabulary of modern French: See also Franconian, Old High German

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Franks or their language

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