carolingian


carolingian

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Frankish dynasty that reigned in France a.d. 751–987, first under Charlemagne, and in Germany until a.d. 911.
  2. pertaining to or designating the arts, script, or culture of the Carolingian period, chiefly characterized by a revival of the forms of classical antiquity modified by ecclesiastical requirements: Carolingian renaissance.

noun

  1. a member of the Carolingian dynasty. Abbreviation: Carol.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Pepin the Short, son of Charles Martel, which ruled in France from 751–987 ad and in Germany until 911 ad

noun

  1. a member of the dynasty of the Carolingian Franks
adj.

1881, “belonging to the dynasty founded by Carl the Great” (French Charlemagne), from Latin Carolus “Charles;” also cf. Carlovingian.

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