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 (sā′lē-ən, sāl′yən)
Of or relating to a tribe of Franks who settled in the Rhine region of the Netherlands in the fourth century ad.
A Salian Frank.

[From Late Latin Saliī, the Salian Franks.]
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(Historical Terms) denoting or relating to a group of Franks (the Salii) who settled in the Netherlands in the 4th century ad and later conquered large areas of Gaul, esp in the north
(Historical Terms) a member of this group
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(ˈseɪ li ən, ˈseɪl yən)

of, pertaining to, or denoting a major division of the Franks, settled mainly between the Meuse and Scheldt rivers by a.d. c400.
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Noun1.Salian - a member of the tribe of Franks who settled in the Netherlands in the 4th century AD
Frank - a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
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Other fixtures: Ellemsere Port v Oswestry' Parkonians v Douglas, Salians v Collegiate' Mossley Hill v Moore
Div Three: Sefton v Newton le Willows; Oswestry v Halton; Salians v Parkonians; Mossley Hill v Douglas; Ellesmere Port v Moore; Marple v Collegiate.
Despite his emphasis on the Salians, Weinfurter avoids any simple, top-down model.
Phil Evans resumes in the centre but otherwise the side is the same as the one that whipped Salians last Saturday.
Division Three fixtures: Halton v Sefton; Douglas (IoM) v Parkonians; Oswestry v Ellesmere Port; Collegiate v Salians; Moore v Mossley Hill.
Division Three leaders Sefton went to town at Salians to triumph 67-20.
FIXTURES: Northwich v Anselmians, Leigh v Oldershaw, Sandbach v Hoylake, Wirral v Wilmslow, Wigan v Wallasey, Ellesmere Port v Salians, Sefton v Parkonians and Linley and Kidsgrove v Port Sunlight.
Halton entertain leaders Oswestry with other games including Parkonians v Salians, Mossley Hill away to Isle of Man side Douglas, Ellesmere Port at Moore and Collegiate at home to Marple.
In Division Three Collegiate were too strong for bottom of the table Salians as they strolled home 48-10.
Division Three fixtures include Halton at Salians, Mossley Hill v Parkonians, Sefton v Moore and Ellesmere Port v Collegiate.
Parkonians visit struggling Salians with other games including Mossley Hill v Douglas, Ellesmere Port v Moore and Collegiate at Marple.