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Ripuarian

[rip-yoo-air-ee-uh n] /ˌrɪp yuˈɛər i ən/
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
1775-1785
1775-85; < Medieval Latin Ripuāri(us) + -an
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Ripuarian

/ˌrɪpjʊˈɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
  1. of or relating to the group of Franks who lived during the 4th century near Cologne along the Rhine
  2. of or designating their code of laws
noun
2.
a Ripuarian Frank
Word Origin
C18: from Medieval Latin Ripuārius, perhaps from Latin rīpa a river bank
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