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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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According to academic Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, professor of Western Esotericism at Exeter University, the black sun actually dates back to ornamental discs used by the Merovingians, a dynasty that ruled over what is now France and Germany for 300 years starting in the fifth century.
The Carolingians were the rulers who managed to address the new challenges, which the Merovingians were unable to approach due to their status as the "governors" of the Empire in Gaul.
Jeff Grant has recently pointed out that the last part of the latter term, THUMBSCREWINGLY, a 15-letter 1-isogram, can now be found in a book: "The situation was thumbscrewingly tortuous, and so his abilities gradually diminished, in spite of his tenacious hold on them." This sentence appears in The Merovingians, by H.
This was done by rejecting the Merovingians, dismissively known until recently as les rois faineants, and by careful articulation of a new and distinctive Carolingian genealogy.
As Weber points out, the solidus instituted by Constantine 'outlived the Roman empire' and went on to provide the basis for the monetary system of the Merovingians and the Carolingians.
According to Cohen, the "hard evidence" proving the 60-year-old heir to the throneisnoneother than the Antichrist includes: His name calculates to 666 in both English and Hebrew; The symbols in his coat of arms are identical to those of the "first beast" of Revelation 13; He is a direct descendant of the "13th Illuminati Bloodline" known as the Merovingians, which Cohen believes to be the spawn of the devil; and his Welsh home, Llwyn-y-Wermod, translates as Wormwood Grove which, according to Cohen, is significant because the Bible mentions Wormwood as the way the world will end.
One example is Thierry's "literary-visionary" history of the Merovingians that influenced Marx.
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Unsurprisingly, the Merovingians make the most lurid reading--regicide, patricide, fratricide, filicide, murder of assorted cousins and in-laws--all to obviate the possibility of usurpation of the throne and the threat of revenge.
On the other hand, entries on Dagobert, Merovingians, the date of Christmas, and many others, are very useful, as are illustrations of pictures by Leonardo.
WHO WERE THE MEROVINGIANS? Today, because of The Da Vinci Code, millions of people who have read Dan Brown's novel or seen the film know--or at least think they do--who this 'Dark-Age' dynasty was.
There are works on Charlemagne by European scholars, but recent scholarship in English has been on the Merovingians or Charlemagne's heirs.