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Ripuarian

[ rip-yoo-air-ee-uhn ]
/ 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.
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Origin of Ripuarian

1775–85; <Medieval Latin Ripuāri(us) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Ripuarian

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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