Ripuarian

Ripuarian

[rip-yoo-air-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
designating or pertaining to a group of Franks who lived along the Rhine in the neighborhood of Cologne during the 4th century or the code of laws observed by them.
noun
2.
a Ripuarian Frank.

Origin:
1775–85; < Medieval Latin Ripuāri(us) + -an

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Ripuarian (ˌrɪpjʊˈɛərɪən)
 
adj
1.  a.  of or relating to the group of Franks who lived during the 4th century near Cologne along the Rhine
 b.  of or designating their code of laws
 
n
2.  a Ripuarian Frank
 
[C18: from Medieval Latin Ripuārius, perhaps from Latin rīpa a river bank]

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