Capetian
adjective Etymology: Hugh Capet Date: 1836 of or relating to the French royal house that ruled from 987 to 1328 • Capetian noun

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  • Capetian — ( fr. Capétienne) is an adjective, used to describe either: * The House of Capet, also called the Direct Capetians the ruling family of France between 987 and 1328 * The Capetian dynasty, a term applied to all direct (male line) descendants of… …   Wikipedia

  • Capetian — [kə pē′shən] adj. designating or of the French dynasty (A.D. 987 1328) founded by Hugh Capet n. a member of the Capetian dynasty …   English World dictionary

  • Capetian — I noun a member of the Capetian dynasty • Hypernyms: ↑sovereign, ↑crowned head, ↑monarch • Member Holonyms: ↑Capetian dynasty II adjective of or relating to the French dynasty founded by …   Useful english dictionary

  • Capetian — [kə pi:ʃ(ə)n] adjective relating to or denoting a dynasty ruling France 987–1328. noun a member of the Capetian dynasty. Origin named after Hugh Capet, founder of the dynasty …   English new terms dictionary

  • Capetian — /keuh pee sheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the French dynasty that ruled France A.D. 987 1328 in the direct line, and in collateral branches, as the Valois and Bourbons, until 1848 (except 1795 1814). n. 2. a member of this dynasty. [1830 40; …   Universalium

  • capetian — ca·pe·tian …   English syllables

  • Capetian — Ca•pe•tian [[t]kəˈpi ʃən[/t]] adj. 1) why of or pertaining to the French dynasty that ruled France a.d. 987–1328 2) why a member of this dynasty • Etymology: 1830–40; < Fcapétien, after Hugh Capet …   From formal English to slang

  • Capetian — /kəˈpiʃən/ (say kuh peeshuhn) adjective 1. relating to the French dynasty (987–1328) founded by Hugh Capet, king of France. –noun 2. a member of this dynasty …   Australian English dictionary

  • Capetian dynasty — Royal house surname = Capetian Dynasty estate = France coat of arms = country = France parent house = Robertian Dynasty titles = King of France, Duke of Orléans, King of Spain, King of Navarre, Duke of Burgundy, King of Naples, King of Sicily,… …   Wikipedia

  • Capetian dynasty — ▪ French history       ruling house of France from 987 to 1328, during the feudal period of the Middle Ages. By extending and consolidating their power, the Capetian kings laid the foundation of the French nation state.       The Capetians all… …   Universalium

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