Franconian

Franconian

[frang-koh-nee-uhn, -kohn-yuhn, fran-]
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; Franconi(a) + -an

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Franconian (fræŋˈkəʊnɪən)
 
n
1.  Old Low German Old High German See also Frankish 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
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages

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