Definition of Franconian in English:


Line breaks: Fran|co¦nian
Pronunciation: /fraŋˈkəʊnɪən


  • 1A native or inhabitant of Franconia.
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    • Germany, with the extraordinarily varied and distinct cultures of the Lander is an example to us all: a Bavarian would hate to be taken for a Prussian, a citizen of Lubeck would not want to be mistaken for a Franconian.
    • Konrad Volkert went his own way as a passionate artist who portrayed his beloved Franconian homeland, the region with Nuremberg as its cultural and economic center.
    • All of them were written down from Franconians and mirror mostly their point of view which is biased.
  • 2 [mass noun] A group of medieval West Germanic dialects, combining features of Low and High German.
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    • Old Low Franconian is one of the major Frankish dialects, spoken in the area now called the Netherlands, and is thus sometimes called Old Dutch as well.
  • 2.1The group of modern German dialects of Franconia.
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    • Being Low Franconian, it belongs to the same language sub-group as do Dutch and Afrikaans, and it is also very closely related to the Limburgish and Ripuarian varieties.


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  • Relating to Franconia or its inhabitants.
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    • The appeal of Franconian wine was undoubtedly heightened from this period by its being bottled in distinctive round flat flagons, known as Bocksbeutel.
    • Perhaps it reminds you of Frankenmuth and the other Franconian settlements in Michigan.
    • Even within Germany, the use of Bavarian, Swabian, or even Franconian dialect in lyrics signaled increased regional self-awareness in the face of linguistic homogenization.

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