Definition of Frankish in English:
Relating to the ancient Franks or their language.
- 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.
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The Germanic language of the ancient Franks.
- 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.
Definition of Frankish in:
- US English dictionary