Definition of Salian in English:

Salian

Line breaks: Sa¦lian
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪlɪən
 
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noun

  • A member of the Salii, a 4th-century Frankish people living near the River IJssel, from whom the Merovingians were descended.
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    • The imperial crown was neglected for a while and when it was resurrected again it was held by Germans: the Ottonians, then the Salians.

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  • Relating to the Salii.
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    • Edward the Confessor's Norman-style Westminster Abbey was, with the exception of the cathedral of the Salian emperors at Speyer, the largest church built north of the Alps since the fourth century.
    • In 481-2, Clovis I became ruler of the Salian Franks of Tournai.
    • The laws of the Salian Franks are considered a part of the Germanic Codes that predated Roman Law in Europe.

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