Salic

Salic

[sal-ik, sey-lik]
adjective
of or pertaining to the Salian Franks.
Also, Salique.


Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin Salicus, equivalent to Late Latin Sal() (plural) tribal name + -icus -ic

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salic (ˈsælɪk, ˈseɪ-)
 
adj
(of rocks and minerals) having a high content of silica and alumina
 
[C20: from s(ilica) + al(umina) + -ic]

Salic or Salique (ˈsælɪk, ˈseɪlɪk, ˈsælɪk, ˈseɪlɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to the Salian Franks or the Salic law
 
Salique or Salique
 
adj

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Salic
1548, from Fr. Salique, from M.L. Salicus, from the Salian Franks, a tribe that once lived near the Zuider Zee, the ancestors of the Merovingian kings, lit. "those living near the river Sala" (modern Ijssel). Salic Law, code of law of Gmc. tribes, was invoked 1316 by Philip V of France to exclude a woman
from succeeding to the throne of France (and later to combate the French claims of Edward III of England), but the precise meaning of the passage is unclear.
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