Frankish language


Frankish language

"The Frankish language" can refer to:

*Old Frankish, the language spoken by the Franks, a Germanic people active in the Roman era

*The Low Franconian languages, the linguistic subgroup containing modern variants of the Old Frankish language: Dutch and Afrikaans.
*any Franconian German variety

*a West Franconian dialect of modern German spoken in Alsace and Lorraine (Lorraine Franconian), regions in France


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  • Frankish — [fraŋ′kish] n. the West Germanic language of the Franks adj. of the Franks or their language or culture …   English World dictionary

  • Frankish — 1802 (adj.), from FRANK (Cf. Frank) + ISH (Cf. ish). As the name of a germanic language spoken by the ancient Franks, from 1863. (Frenkis is recorded c.1400.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Frankish — 1. adjective referring to the Franks Syn: Franconian 2. noun the language of the Franks, an extinct West Germanic language Syn: Old Frankish …   Wiktionary

  • Frankish — I. adjective Date: 14th century of or relating to the Franks II. noun Date: 14th century the Germanic language of the Franks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Frankish — /frang kish/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Franks. n. 2. the West Germanic language of the ancient Franks; Old Franconian. Cf. Frank (def. 1). [1585 95; FRANK + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Frankish — ISO 639 3 Code : frk ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Extinct …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Frankish — Frank·ish || fræŋkɪʃ adj. of or pertaining to the Franks n. old Germanic language spoken by the Franks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Frankish — /ˈfræŋkɪʃ/ (say frangkish) adjective 1. of or relating to the Franks. –noun 2. the extinct language of the Franks (def. 1), a dialect of Franconian …   Australian English dictionary

  • Old Frankish — Spoken in formerly the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Northern France, Western Germany Era Evolved into Old Low Franconian by the 8th century Language family Indo European …   Wikipedia

  • French language — French La langue française Pronunciation [fʁɑ̃sɛ] Spoken in See below Native speakers 68 million (2005) …   Wikipedia


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