Definition of Frankish in English:

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Frankish

Pronunciation: /ˈfraNGkiSH/

adjective

Relating to the ancient Franks or their language.
Example sentences
  • 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

The West Germanic language of the ancient Franks.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Frankish

prankish

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Frank·ish

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