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PronouncedPron.FRAHNS French
FRANS English
FRAHNS English

Meaning & History

From Latin Francia meaning "land of the Franks". The Franks were the Germanic tribe who settled in the region in the 3rd century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used.
Other Languages & CulturesFrança Catalan Francuska Croatian Francie Czech Franken, Frankrig Danish Franken, Frankrijk Dutch Ranska Finnish Franken, Frankreich German Francia, Franconia Italian Francia, Franconia Late Roman Franken, Frankrike Norwegian Francja Polish França Portuguese Franța Romanian Frantsiya Russian Francuska Serbian Francia, Franconia Spanish Franken, Frankrike Swedish
Entry updated July 2, 2017