Ripuarian

[rip-yoo-air-ee-uh n]
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adjective

designating or pertaining to a group of Franks who lived along the Rhine in the neighborhood of Cologne during the 4th century or the code of laws observed by them.

noun

a Ripuarian Frank.

Origin of Ripuarian

1775–85; < Medieval Latin Ripuāri(us) + -an
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Ripuarian

adjective

  1. of or relating to the group of Franks who lived during the 4th century near Cologne along the Rhine
  2. of or designating their code of laws

noun

a Ripuarian Frank

Word Origin for Ripuarian

C18: from Medieval Latin Ripuārius, perhaps from Latin rīpa a river bank
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