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Franconian

[frang-koh-nee-uh n, -kohn-yuh n, fran-] /fræŋˈkoʊ ni ən, -ˈkoʊn yən, fræn-/
noun
1.
a group of West Germanic dialects or languages, consisting of Frankish and the dialects descended from Frankish.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Franconia.
3.
of or pertaining to Franconian.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; Franconi(a) + -an
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Franconian

/fræŋˈkəʊnɪən/
noun
1.
a group of medieval Germanic dialects spoken by the Franks in an area from N Bavaria and Alsace to the mouth of the Rhine. Low Franconian developed into Dutch, while Upper Franconian contributed to High German, of which it remains a recognizable dialect See also Old Low German, Old High German, Frankish
adjective
2.
of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
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