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Mer·o·vin·gi·an

 (mĕr′ə-vĭn′jē-ən, -jən)
A Frankish ruling dynasty (c. ad 450-751) founded by Merovech (fl. fifth century) and brought to prominence by Clovis I.

Mer′o·vin′gi·an adj.
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Merovingian

(ˌmɛrəʊˈvɪndʒɪən)
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I, which ruled Gaul and W Germany from about 500 to 751 ad
n
(Historical Terms) a member or supporter of this dynasty
[C17: from French, from Medieval Latin Merovingi offspring of Merovaeus, Latin form of Merowig, traditional founder of the line]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Merovingian - a member of the Merovingian dynastyMerovingian - a member of the Merovingian dynasty
Merovingian dynasty, Merovingian - a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
2.Merovingian - a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750Merovingian - a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Merovingian - a member of the Merovingian dynasty
Adj.1.Merovingian - of or relating to the Merovingian dynasty or its membersMerovingian - of or relating to the Merovingian dynasty or its members
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Merovingian

[ˌmerəʊˈvɪn>dʒɪən]
A. ADJmerovingio
B. Nmerovingio/a m/f
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Recuerdo brevemente el caso de prelados de la monarquia merovingia y tambien a lo largo de la edad media en Alemania que, por diversas causas historicas, se ocupaban especialmente de los negotia saecularia (sistema de obispos-principes).
"Anche l'aver usato Venanzio Fortunato e la sua immagine della celebrazione del trionfo della croce nell' Inferno ha certamente una funzione retorica negativa, e il riutilizzo rovesciato di uno dei quattro famosi inni di un poeta che deve la sua fama, almeno in origine, ai panegirici per la corte merovingia e per i re franchi.