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 (kär′lə-vĭn′jən, -jē-ən)
adj. & n.
Variant of Carolingian.


adj, n
(Historical Terms) history a variant of Carolingian


(ˌkær əˈlɪn dʒi ən)

also Carlovingian

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.
3. a member of the Carolingian dynasty.
[1880–85; < French]
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Noun1.Carlovingian - a member of the Carolingian dynastyCarlovingian - a member of the Carolingian dynasty
Carlovingian dynasty, Carolingian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father that ruled from 751 to 987
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
References in classic literature ?
Who stupidly sealed that heavy anachronism of stone in the Carlovingian pavement of Hercandus?
Thus, in order to indicate here only the principal details, while the little Red Door almost attains to the limits of the Gothic delicacy of the fifteenth century, the pillars of the nave, by their size and weight, go back to the Carlovingian Abbey of Saint-Germain des Prés.
At one point he says that "the Eloi, like the Carlovingian kings, had decayed to a mere beautiful futility" (58) and he later comments: "I even tried a Carlyle-like scorn of this wretched aristocracy in decay" (63).