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A member of the Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis and reigning in Gaul and Germany c. 500–750. The word comes from the medieval Latin Merovingi ‘descendants of Merovich’ (semi-legendary 5th-century Frankish leader said to be the grandfather of Clovis).


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