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[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.


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