Origin of Merovingian
Examples from the Web for merovingian
Historical Examples of merovingian
It was a pity, I reflected, that we did not live in Merovingian times.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
These Merovingian kings were as greedy and licentious as they were cruel.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The barracks at No. 20 are on the site of ruins of the old Merovingian castle.
Merovingian remains were found beneath the surface on this part of the quay in 1906.
The cemetery on the northern side dates from the time of the Merovingian kings.
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.