Definition of Frankish in English:

Frankish

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adjective

  • Relating to the ancient Franks or their language.
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    • But it was in 1165 that Frederick Barbarossa had the Frankish emperor Charlemagne canonized and a liturgical cult spread across Europe thereafter.
    • The French have barred Henry's claim by holding up an ancient Frankish law (the Salic Law) that does not allow inheritance through women.
    • Wilfrid was spokesman for the visiting Frankish bishop Agilbert from Wessex, and his priest Agatho, main advocates for Rome.

noun

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  • The Germanic language of the ancient Franks.
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    • The northern tongue was influenced by Frankish, the Germanic language of the Franks, who gave their name to both France and French.
    • He studied Latin and Greek, though he spoke only Frankish.
    • The room was mixed with conversations in Gaelic, Roman, Galic, and Frankish.

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