[ sey-lee-uhn, seyl-yuhn ]
/ ˈseɪ li ən, ˈseɪl yən /
of, relating to, or designating a Frankish people who lived in the region of the Rhine near the North Sea.
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Origin of Salian
1605–15; <Late Latin Sali
) (plural) tribal name + -an
Words nearby Salian
, Salic law
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Salian in a sentence
For five years the young Salian chieftain lived in peace with his neighbours.
This, however, still leaves open the question as to what is the origin of Salian.
Born in 466, he succeeded his father, Childeric, as one of the kings of the Salian Franks in 481.
But this invasion of the so-called Salian Franks, never retreats again.
British Dictionary definitions for Salian
denoting or relating to a group of Franks (the Salii) who settled in the Netherlands in the 4th century ad and later conquered large areas of Gaul, esp in the north
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