Origin of Merovingian
Examples from the Web for merovingian
The wealth of the Merovingian princes consisted in their extensive domain.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
The most ancient examples were written on papyrus, vellum Merovingian chancery.
Each may be said to have passed through a Merovingian stage, and to have rebuilt itself larger and finer in Carolingian times.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
One is a version of a Latin compilation of Merovingian history; the other of the famous chronicle of Turpin.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
These changes characterize the Merovingian age of Frankish history.
Word Origin for Merovingian
1690s, from French Mérovingien, from Medieval Latin Merovingi, "descendants of Meroveus," (mythical?) ancestor of the line of Frankish kings in Gaul (c.500-752) beginning with Clovis; Merovingi is a Latinization of his Germanic name (cf. Old High German Mar-wig "famed-fight") with the Germanic patronymic suffix -ing.