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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a tribe of Franks who settled in the Rhine region of the Netherlands in the fourth century A.D.
  • n. A Salian Frank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of a Frankish people of the 4th century who lived on the Ijssel river.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Salian people.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Denoting a tribe of Franks who established themselves early in the fourth century on the river Sala [now Yssel]; Salic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to a tribe of Franks settled along the lower Rhine near the North Sea. See Franconian and Frank.
  • n. A member of this tribe of Franks.
  • Of or pertaining to the Salii or priests of Mars in ancient Rome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the tribe of Franks who settled in the Netherlands in the 4th century AD

Etymologies

From Late Latin Saliī, the Salian Franks.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin Salii ("a division of the Franks") (from Sala ("Ijssel river")) + -an (Wiktionary)

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