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 (no͞o′strē-ə, nyo͞o′-)
The western part of the kingdom of the Merovingian Franks from the sixth to the eighth century, in present-day northwest France. It engaged in almost constant warfare with Austrasia, the eastern portion of the realm. After 912 the name was applied to Normandy.

Neu′stri·an adj. & n.


(Placename) the western part of the kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, formed in 561 ad in what is now N France


(ˈnu stri ə, ˈnyu-)

the W part of the Frankish kingdom, corresponding roughly to N and NW France.
Neus′tri•an, adj.
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He defeated Neustria (a Frankish Kingdom in the western part of what is now France) in 716 and again in 717, beat the Saxons in 718, occupied Friesland in 719, and beat the Saxons a second time in 720.
Por exemplo, a mortalidade de Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) por NPVMn pode ser reduzida em ate 50% apos uma chuva de 20mm em 10 minutos e chegar a uma eficiencia de apenas 10% apos uma chuva de intensidade de 300mm em 30 minutos (JANKEVICA et al.
When Pope Zacharias in his 743 letter refers to the two pseudo-prophets in eadem Francorum provintia, he therefore appears to use the word provintia for the whole of the Frankish realm, and not to distinguish between Neustria and Austrasia.
Segun Gregorio de Tours, en 582, Ansovaldo y Domegiselo, embajadores del rey Chilperico de Neustria (561585), le informaron, a su regreso de Hispania, de la caida de Merida en manos de Leovigildo y de la devocion con que el rey veneraba las basilicas de los cristianos nicenos y los sepulcros de los martires (128).
La mayor, Galsvinta, se caso con Chilperico de Neustria, y Brunequilda, la mas pequena, lo habia hecho dos anos antes con Sigiberto de Austrasia (15).
The presence of some 20 Norse-derived terms in the Anglo-Norman French of the passage studied above is ample proof of such transfers in the centuries following the Norsemen's occupation and settlement of Neustria.
The Belgian historian Adriaan Verhulst speculates that these are the forebears of the late Carolingian regional markets in the Low Countries and in Charles the Bald's kingdom of Neustria.
Barbauld does not identify the caterpillar she describes, but her description matches entomological illustrations and identifications of the European tent caterpillar, Order Lepidoptera, Family Lasiocampidae, Species Malacosoma Neustria, also known as the larva of the Lackey moth.
If we really want to believe that Norman Jews were once peasants, then their ancestors might reasonably be surmised to be Jews drawn to Carolingian Neustria during the heyday of Jewish activity in the ninth century.
The locator maps of countries in the ancient and medieval kingdoms of Europe and Africa (like Neustria and Zaria) are an extra bonus in Women Leaders, and so is the timeline that puts their ruling periods in perspective.
Bioassay of nucleopolyhedrosis virus against larval instars of Malacosoma neustria.
Felice Lifshitz examines how these former pagan scourges of Christian settlements managed to portray themselves as Christian deliverers in her ironically titled book, The Norman Conquest of Pious Neustria.