[sey-lee-uh n, seyl-yuh n]
  1. a Salian Frank.

Origin of Salian

1605–15; < Late Latin Sali(ī) (plural) tribal name + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for salian


  1. 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
  1. a member of this group
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