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Car·o·lin·gian(kăr′ə-lĭn′jən, -jē-ən) also Car·lo·vin·gian (kär′lə-vĭn′jən, -jē-ən)
1. Of or relating to the Frankish dynasty that was founded by Pepin the Short in 751 and that lasted until 987 in France and 911 in Germany.
2. Of or relating to the Carolingian Renaissance.
A member of the Carolingian dynasty.
[French Carolingien, alteration of Carlovingien, blend of Medieval Latin Carolus, Charles, and French Mérovingien, Merovingian.]
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Pepin the Short, son of Charles Martel, which ruled in France from 751–987 ad and in Germany until 911 ad
nAlso called: Carlovingian or Carolinian
(Historical Terms) a member of the dynasty of the Carolingian Franks
Car•o•lin•gi•an(ˌkær əˈlɪn dʒi ən)
1. of or pertaining to the Frankish dynasty that ruled, first under Pepin the Short, in France a.d. 751–987 and in Germany until a.d. 911.
2. of or pertaining to the arts, script, or culture of the Carolingian period.n.
3. a member of the Carolingian dynasty.
[1880–85; < French]
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|Noun||1.||Carolingian - a member of the Carolingian dynasty|
Carlovingian dynasty, Carolingian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father that ruled from 751 to 987
|Adj.||1.||Carolingian - of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father|