American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. Charles exercised royal power without the royal title. His son Pepin the Short deposed the last of the Merovingians and made himself king a. d. 751 or 752. Pepin's grandson Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, renewed the Western Empire by conquest, and was crowned emperor over Germany, France, and Italy in 800. The empire was subsequently divided into subordinate kingdoms, and was finally broken up in 888, though the title emperor was not at once abandoned. Carolingian kings continued to reign in Germany till 911 (Louis the Child), and in France till 987 (Louis V.).
- n. A member or one of the sovereigns of the Carolingian family or dynasty.
- 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.
- adj. of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father
- n. a member of the Carolingian dynasty
- An eponym from Charles the Great, king of the Franks. From Frankish Carol + -ing noun ending + -ian adjective ending (Wiktionary)
- French Carolingien, alteration of Carlovingien, blend of Medieval Latin Carolus, Charles, and French Mérovingien, Merovingian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A great military leader, progenitor of heavy cavalry and the concept of chivalry, he founded what became known as the Carolingian Empire.”
“Pépin established what became known as the Carolingian dynasty, after its most famous king, Charlemagne Carolus Magnus, proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day 800.”
“To increase efficiency, the monks developed a new style of handwriting called Carolingian miniscule that is still the basis for our writing in the Latin alphabet today.”
“French houses: at Tours the handwriting called the Carolingian minuscule, the parent of our modern "Roman" printing, is developed, though not at Tours alone.”
“First of all, it was a copy of the 1400-year-old inscriptional capitals from Trajan’s column; secondly, it was a copy of a (let’s say) 11th Century handwriting style called the Carolingian minuscule.”
“Wickham begins with a concise wrap up of the waning centuries of the Roman Empire, setting the stage for the focus of the book, which is divided into four parts: “Part I – The Roman Empire and its Break-up, 400-550”; “Part II: The Post-Roman West, 550-750”; “Part III: The Empires of the East, 550-1000”; and “Part IV: The Carolingian and Post-Carolingian West, 750-1000.””
“This precocious introduction of Rabanus as "puer oblatus" in the Benedictine monastic world, and the fruits that it gave for his human, cultural and spiritual growth, opened up very interesting possibilities not only for the life of the monks, but also for the whole of society of his time, normally referred to as "Carolingian.”
“The "holy foreskin" loomed about on the periphery of many historical periods — from the Carolingian dynasty in the early Middle Ages to the Reformation in the 16th century to 19th century romanticism.”
“In the Carolingian era it was established there only "in some places" as we hear from Amalarius.”
“Consider the case of the start of the Carolingian dynasty wherein the pope ruled that whoever acted the part of the king should be the king, thus leading to the recognition of Pepin the Short.”
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