Franconian


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Fran·co·ni·an

 (frăng-kō′nē-ən, -kōn′yən, frăn-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Franconia.
2.
a. Of or relating to Franconian.
b. Of or relating to Old Low Franconian.
n.
Any of a group of Old and Middle High German dialects of west-central Germany.

Franconian

(fræŋˈkəʊnɪən)
n
(Languages) a group of medieval Germanic dialects spoken by the Franks in an area from N Bavaria and Alsace to the mouth of the Rhine. Low Franconian developed into Dutch, while Upper Franconian contributed to High German, of which it remains a recognizable dialect. See also Old Low German, Old High German, Frankish
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
3. (Languages) of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
Translations

Franconian

n
(= person)Franke m, → Fränkin f
(= dialect)Fränkisch nt
adjfränkisch
References in classic literature ?
But the Drachenflieger were away in the second great aeronautic park east of Hamburg, and Bert Smallways saw nothing of them in the bird's-eye view he took of ihe Franconian establishment before they shot him down very neatly.
Realism of particulars," along with symbolism, characteristic elements of Franconian painting, is at work in this theatrical scene.
Therefore, the "classical" IA in languages with relative pronouns is probably fully identical with a similar effect in languages without relative pronouns, such as Modern Persian, East Franconian German and Old English (see section 1).
A Franconian proverb has it that drinking wine is a form of prayer--or can be, so long as the vintage is good and the quantity sensible.
In his landscapes Cranach distilled his memories of his birthplace between the woody uplands of the Thuringian and Franconian Forests, which the political distractions of John the Steadfast and his heir, who started a minor religious war, allowed him to revisit.
The 5% abv Franconian Dark Lager, produced by the Greenwich-based Meantime Brewing Company, will go into stores at the beginning of next month and will join others in the Taste the Difference range, which includes a Bavarian wheat beer, a Cologne-style lager, a Vienna-style lager and an Oktoberfest Munich-style beer.
Adi looked out a window and said in his best Franconian manner,'' Linke said, referring to the region's people, who are known for their gruffness.
During this time, he finished the music for Siegfried, composed Gotterdammerung, embarked on his second marriage (to Cosima von Bulow), moved his household to the small Franconian town of Bayreuth, built a thoroughly modern opera house there to mount the Ring, assembled a creative team to stage and perform it, and worked tirelessly--albeit not very successfully--to raise the funds to pay for it all.
More vital to an understanding of this music, however, is the dominance of Marian compositions--Magnificat settings, Marian antiphons, selections from the Song of Songs--as well as the volume's dedication not to an earthly patron, but rather to the Virgin of the Franconian pilgrimage shrine of Dettelbach, which was reaching the peak of its popularity precisely during this period.
In 1519, Ludwig von Eyb ("the Younger"), a member of a highly literary Franconian noble family, compiled from a number of late medieval texts and chronicles a Turnierbuch, a synopsis of the protocols and progress of important tournaments (Turnierordnungen) in Germany from the previous two centuries (1284-1487).
He got his chance in 1999 when he founded the Franconian Sausage Company Ltd, named after the northern part of Bavaria with its 2,000 years of sausage-making history.