Ripuarian

[ rip-yoo-air-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌrɪp yuˈɛər i ən /
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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

/ (ˌrɪpjʊˈɛərɪən) /

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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