Frankish vocabulary in Romance


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Do the majority of Germanic words from Frankish in the Romance Languages come through Late Latin or through French intermediates?
  • berndf

    German (Germany)
    Much of the Frankish loans are very old. I am not sure it makes sense to distinguish between late Latin and early French in Merovingian times.


    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    Puras, this may be relevant to your question:
    If you can get your hands on the Corominas etymological dictionary of Spanish
    (first edition only, not the second, as I remember—I don't have it in front of me),
    it has an appendix of words grouped by language of origin.
    If I remember correctly , there is a section for Frankish (fráncico).