from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the Frankish dynasty that was founded by Pepin the Short in 751 and that lasted until 987 in France and 911 in Germany.
- adj. Of or relating to the Carolingian Renaissance.
- n. A member of the Carolingian dynasty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the reign of Charlemagne
- adj. A style of script: Carolingian minuscule
- n. Any member of a Frankish noble family with its origins in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the seventh century.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Frankish royal and imperial family or dynasty which succeeded the Merovingians: so called from Charles Martel, duke of the Franks and mayor of the palace.
- n. A member or one of the sovereigns of the Carolingian family or dynasty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father
- n. a member of the Carolingian dynasty
French Carolingien, alteration of Carlovingien, blend of Medieval Latin Carolus, Charles, and French Mérovingien, Merovingian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An eponym from Charles the Great, king of the Franks. From Frankish Carol + -ing noun ending + -ian adjective ending (Wiktionary)