Carolingian definition

kärlə-vĭnjən, -jē-ən
Of or relating to the Frankish dynasty that was founded by Pepin the Short in 751 and that lasted until 987 in France and 911 in Germany.
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Of or relating to the Carolingian Renaissance.
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Designating or of the second Frankish dynasty, founded (a.d. 751) by Pepin the Short, son of Charles Martel.
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A member of this dynasty.
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Of or pertaining to the reign of Charlemagne.
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A style of script: Carolingian minuscule.
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Any member of a Frankish noble family with its origins in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the seventh century.
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A member of the Carolingian dynasty.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carolingian
Plural:
carolingians

Origin of carolingian

  • French Carolingien alteration of Carlovingien blend of Medieval Latin Carolus Charles and French Mérovingien Merovingian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • An eponym from Charles the Great, king of the Franks. Reshaping of earlier Carlovingian.

    From Wiktionary