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

  • adj. Of or relating to Franconia.
  • adj. Of or relating to Franconian.
  • adj. Of or relating to Old Low Franconian.
  • n. Any of a group of Old and Middle High German dialects of west-central Germany.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the Franks or their empire; Frankish.
  • proper n. A linguistic marker for a number of West Germanic languages and dialects spoken in the former core of the Frankish Empire: the Low Countries (The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) and western Germany. Within these groups there are a number of well known languages and dialects, such as Dutch and Afrikaans but also the Pennsylvania German language spoken in North America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Franconia, a medieval German duchy south of Thuringia, later the name of several territorial divisions, and now of three provinces (Upper, Middle, and Lower Franconia) of Bavaria, consisting of parts of the old duchy.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Franconia.


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