American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The western part of the kingdom of the Merovingian Franks from the sixth to the eighth century, in present-day northwest France. It engaged in almost constant warfare with Austrasia, the eastern portion of the realm. After 912 the name was applied to Normandy.
- n. historical The western part of the Frankish empire, corresponding roughly to modern-day northern France.
- From Late Latin Neustria. (Wiktionary)
“His sons, HLODWEH II. in Neustria and Sigebert in Austrasia, were feeble and helpless, and like all the rest of the dynasty are called Rois Fainéants (Do-nothings).”
“Inter-tribal strife having now ceased, the civilisation of Rome made its way all over the country including that northern portion known as Neustria, much of which from the days of Rollo came to be called Normandy.”
“The province of Syagrius, later known as Neustria or Western Francia, was the natural centre of the Frankish state, nor was Clovis indifferent to the traditions and the luxury of an older civilisation.”
“Charles proposed to relinquish to them part of the province formerly called Neustria, and to purchase peace on these hard conditions.”
“For if what was once called Neustria is now called Normandy, and what was once called Austrasia is now, because of a turn of events, called”
“Arnor eventually broke up into three separate principalities, just as the empire of the Franks (theoretically a revival of the Western Roman Empire) broke up into the three realms of Neustria, Austrasia, and Lotharingia.”
“All those who dwelt in Neustria and Burgundy gathered to make war upon the Northmen.”
“Ever since the Normans had begun to cultivate the lands of Neustria, the French had made it their custom to envy them; they incited their kings to turn against them and asserted that the Normans had taken away by force from their ancestors the lands now in Norman hands.”
“We should all raise a glass this day and cheer the memory of Charles Martel, de facto ruler by the time of his death in 741 AD of the realms of Austrasia, Neustria and Burgundy.”
“Basina was the daughter of King Chilperic I of Neustria, and was Chrodield's cousin, with the exact same relationship to the convent's founders.”
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