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.
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- 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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Bamberg, in the Franconian part of Bavaria, is known for its Rauchbier (smoked beer).
This method was used to create blades including the Japanese Samurai, Franconian and Indian Wootz swords during different periods of time in history.
I got a small plate of Franconian wurst, and began the feast.
But never before had he experienced cultural loss in such a visceral way as he did on the afternoon of Friday, July 20, when his jeep crested the thickly forested Franconian Hills and he saw what remained of Nürnberg.
In the South of Germany some breads are seasoned with Bavarian style bread spice, containing coriander, caraway, fennel and aniseed or Franconian style breadspice, mixture …
All right, the phenomenon I noticed was a shifting center of change, specifically with regards to Franconian.
This led to terminal obstruent devoicing spreading to the rest of the continuum, and I suspect that þd may also have originated with the Franconian node though this is little more than speculation.
What it instead indicates is that there were three "nodes", three centers of change, three wave sources, in the West Germanic dialect continuum: Ingvaeonic, Franconian, and German.
The notation, is late Franconian, from around 1330.
We spent the weekend doing something totally unrelated to medieval garments for a change, by going to a small townlet in the Franconian Forest the German Wikipedia article is much better, if you can read German, quite close to where I grew up, and spent Sunday in this region doing a lot of eating and some bicycling on a trip to Hell and back.