Frankish Frank"ish, a. Like, or pertaining to, the Franks. [1913 Webster]

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  • Frankish — 1802 (adj.), from FRANK (Cf. Frank) + ISH (Cf. ish). As the name of a germanic language spoken by the ancient Franks, from 1863. (Frenkis is recorded c.1400.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Frankish mythology — comprises the mythology of the Franks, from its roots in polytheistic Germanic paganism through the inclusion of Greco Roman components in the Early Middle Ages. This mythology flourished among the Franks until the conversion of the Merovingian… …   Wikipedia

  • Frankish Papacy — The Donation of Pepin (756): Pepin the Short grants the territories of Ravenna to Pope Stephen II From 756 to 857, the papacy shifted from the orbit of the Byzantine Empire to the that of the kings of the Franks. Pepin the Short (ruled 751–768),… …   Wikipedia

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  • Frankish language — The Frankish language can refer to:*Old Frankish, the language spoken by the Franks, a Germanic people active in the Roman era*The Low Franconian languages, the linguistic subgroup containing modern variants of the Old Frankish language: Dutch… …   Wikipedia

  • Frankish — I. adjective Date: 14th century of or relating to the Franks II. noun Date: 14th century the Germanic language of the Franks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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