or Ostrasia geographical name the E dominions of the Merovingian Franks extending from the Meuse to the Bohemian Forest • Austrasian adjective or noun

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  • Austrasia — (rarely Austria, both meaning eastern land ) formed the north eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising parts of the territory of present day eastern France, western Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.… …   Wikipedia

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  • AUSTRASIA — Germ. Westrick, regio Germaniae superioris inter Mosam, Mosellam, et Hellum flumina comprehensa; quo in spatio Lotharingia, cum parte Alsatiae, et Palatinatus continetur. Unde Lotharingia passim Latine Austrasia nominatur, fuitque olim regnum non …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Austrasia — [ôs trā′zhə] [ML < OHG ostarrih: see AUSTRIA] easternmost part of the kingdom of the Merovingian Franks from the 6th to the 8th cent., composed of what is now NE France, Belgium, and W Germany …   English World dictionary

  • Austrasia — /aw stray zheuh, sheuh/, n. the E part of the former kingdom of the Franks, comprising parts of what is now NE France, W Germany, and Belgium. Cap.: Metz. * * * or Ostrasia Early medieval European kingdom. During the Merovingian dynasty (6th–8th… …   Universalium

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  • AUSTRASIA —    or the East Kingdom, a kingdom on the E. of the possessions of the Franks in Gaul, that existed from 511 to 843, capital of which was Metz; it was celebrated for its rivalry with the kingdom of Neustria, or the Western Kingdom …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Austrasia — Aus•tra•sia [[t]ɔˈstreɪ ʒə, ʃə[/t]] n. anh geg the E part of the kingdom of the Franks of the 6th–8th centuries, composed of what is now NE France, W Germany, and Belgium …   From formal English to slang

  • Austrasia — /ɒsˈtreɪʒə/ (say os trayzhuh) noun the eastern part of the kingdom of the Franks comprising parts of what is now north eastern France, western Germany, and Belgium. Capital: Metz. –Austrasian, adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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