Ripuarian


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to Ripuarian: golden pothos

Rip·u·ar·i·an

 (rĭp′yo͞o-âr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a group of Franks who settled along the Rhine, near Cologne, in the fourth century ad.
n.
A Ripuarian Frank.

[From Medieval Latin Ripuārius.]

Ripuarian

(ˌrɪpjʊˈɛərɪən)
adj
1. (Peoples)
a. of or relating to the group of Franks who lived during the 4th century near Cologne along the Rhine
b. of or designating their code of laws
2. (Historical Terms)
a. of or relating to the group of Franks who lived during the 4th century near Cologne along the Rhine
b. of or designating their code of laws
n
3. (Peoples) a Ripuarian Frank
4. (Historical Terms) a Ripuarian Frank
[C18: from Medieval Latin Ripuārius, perhaps from Latin rīpa a river bank]

Rip•u•ar•i•an

(ˌrɪp yuˈɛər i ən)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or denoting a major division of the Franks, settled mainly between the Rhine and Meuse rivers by a.d. c400.
[1775–85; < Medieval Latin Ripuāri(us) + -an1]
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
The first two essays consider early rhetorician texts: the fourteenth-century Maastricht Passion Play written in the Ripuarian dialect and the fifteenth-century Bliscapen texts on the Joys of Mary.
The dialect was identified as Ripuarian (the language spoken in the area around Cologne).
It should not, however, be classified as Ripuarian, but rather as Middle Dutch.
Hamburger consulted two experts, and on their authority characterized the dialect as Ripuarian.
d/t confusion including forms such as bruoter and stridet (and yet tot and tun), <o> for uo in tzo and soget, but with no indications of the distinctive Ripuarian language of Cologne (never, for example, inde for unde).