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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The western part of the kingdom of the Merovingian Franks from the sixth to the eighth century, in present-day northwest France. It engaged in almost constant warfare with Austrasia, the eastern portion of the realm. After 912 the name was applied to Normandy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The western part of the Frankish empire, corresponding roughly to modern-day northern France.


From Late Latin Neustria. (Wiktionary)



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