Merovingian

[ mer-uh-vin-jee-uhn, -juhn ]
/ ˌmɛr əˈvɪn dʒi ən, -dʒən /

adjective

of or relating to the Frankish dynasty established by Clovis, which reigned in Gaul and Germany from a.d. 476 to 751.

noun

a member or supporter of the Merovingian dynasty.

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Origin of Merovingian

1685–95; <French mérovingien, equivalent to méroving- (<Medieval Latin <Germanic; compare Old English Merewīowing offspring of Merewig, grandfather of Clovis) + -ien-ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Merovingian

Merovingian
/ (ˌmɛrəʊˈvɪndʒɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I, which ruled Gaul and W Germany from about 500 to 751 ad

noun

a member or supporter of this dynasty

Word Origin for Merovingian

C17: from French, from Medieval Latin Merovingi offspring of Merovaeus, Latin form of Merowig, traditional founder of the line
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