from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Frankish ruling dynasty (c. A.D. 450-751) founded by Merovech (fl. fifth century) and brought to prominence by Clovis I.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of a Salian Frankish dynasty that came to rule the Franks in a region (known as Francia in Latin) largely corresponding to ancient Gaul from the middle of the 5th century, and whose politics involved frequent civil warfare among branches of the family.
- adj. of or relating to this dynasty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the first Frankish dynasty in Gaul or France.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Taking name from Merowig or Merwig (Latin Merovæus), an alleged chief or king of a part of the Salian Franks and grandfather of
- n. A member of the family to which the first dynasty of French kings belonged. See I.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Merovingian dynasty
- adj. of or relating to the Merovingian dynasty or its members
- n. a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750
From French mérovingien. (Wiktionary)