Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to the Franks or their language.
  • n. The West Germanic language of the Franks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. referring to the Franks
  • proper n. the language of the Franks, an extinct West Germanic language

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like, or pertaining to, the Franks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or pertaining to the Franks.
  • Of or pertaining to Europeans: said with reference to the Oriental use of Frank.

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

  • adj. of or relating to the Franks

Etymologies

From Frank +‎ -ish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So they played, and he lost and went away, chattering in Frankish jargon and saying,

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  • So I concealed my case till this year, when I wrote to certain Frankish corsairs and sought news of my daughter from the Kings of the

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  • So they clad themselves in Frankish clothes and, when Kuzia Fakan saw them, she exclaimed, “By the truth of the Lord of Worship, did I not know you, I should take you to be indeed Franks!”

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  • [Footnote 93: I call the Frankish king by the name by which he is best known in history, though no doubt the more correct form is either

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  • He had three other daughters besides these—Theoderada, Hiltrud, and Ruodhaid—two by his third wife, Fastrada, a woman of East Frankish that is to say, of German origin, and the third by a concubine, whose name for the moment escapes me.

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  • I recalled their Frankish forefathers, swarming down the Apennines, upon

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  • When I was researching the Strongbow Saga series, I several times turned to the Houston Public Library system to obtain copies of hard-to-find copies of translations of old texts, such as Frankish annals from the ninth century.

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  • Perhaps could the eye of Anastasius have pierced through the mists of seven future centuries, could he have foreseen the insults, the extortions, the cruelties which a Roman Emperor at Constantinople was to endure at the hands of "Frankish" invaders, [111] he would not have been so eager in his worship of the new sun which was rising over Gaul from out of the marshes of the Scheldt.

    Theodoric the Goth Barbarian Champion of Civilisation

  • He’s even included little touches that add to a sense of atmosphere, such as Frankish women collecting arrows from the dead bodies of the foes during a break in battle.

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  • As the medieval Frankish king Charlemagne put it, “To have another language is to possess a second soul.”

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