[mer-uh-vin-jee-uh n, -juh n] /ˌmɛr əˈvɪn dʒi ən, -dʒən/

of or relating to the Frankish dynasty established by Clovis, which reigned in Gaul and Germany from a.d. 476 to 751.
a member or supporter of the Merovingian dynasty.
of or relating to a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I, which ruled Gaul and W Germany from about 500 to 751 ad
a member or supporter of this dynasty

1690s, from French Mérovingien, from Medieval Latin Merovingi, “descendants of Meroveus,” (mythical?) ancestor of the line of Frankish kings in Gaul (c.500-752) beginning with Clovis; Merovingi is a Latinization of his Germanic name (cf. Old High German Mar-wig “famed-fight”) with the Germanic patronymic suffix -ing.


Read Also:

  • Meroz

    a plain in the north of Palestine, the inhabitants of which were severely condemned because they came not to help Barak against Sisera (Judg. 5:23: comp. 21:8-10; 1 Sam. 11:7). It has been identified with Marassus, on a knoll to the north of Wady Jalud, but nothing certainly is known of it. Like Chorazin, it […]

  • Merozoite

    [mer-uh-zoh-ahyt] /ˌmɛr əˈzoʊ aɪt/ noun 1. (in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a schizont that parasitizes a red blood cell in the host. /ˌmɛrəʊˈzəʊaɪt/ noun 1. any of the cells formed by fission of a schizont during the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite Compare trophozoite […]

  • Merozygote

    merozygote mer·o·zy·gote (měr’ə-zī’gōt’) n. An incomplete bacterial zygote containing only a fragment of the genome from one of its parent cells.

  • Merriam

    [mer-ee-uh m] /ˈmɛr i əm/ noun 1. a town in E Kansas.

Disclaimer: Merovingian definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.