geographical name — see Austrasia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • austrasian — I. (ˈ)ȯ|strāzhən, āsh adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Austrasia, Ostrasia, eastern division of the Frankish dominions (from Medieval Latin) + English an 1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of Austrasia, the eastern …   Useful english dictionary

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