Merovingian

“Of or pertaining to the Frankish dynasty established by Clovis, which reigned in Gaul from about a.d. 500 to 751” (250). This term and the next two are from lines (spoken by the Prince of Monte Carlo) that are omitted from some versions of the libretto.

Pronunciation: 
mer-eh-VIN-jee-en
Context: 
of the early Merovingian period
Act: 
Act II