Clovis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin Clodovicus (cf. French Clovis), from Frankish *Hlōdowig, the same Germanic source as French Louis, Dutch Lodewijk and German Ludwig, see there for further information.

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Clovis

  1. A male given name borne by several prominent people in Frankish/French and Germanic history.
  2. A US city in central northeastern New Mexico, and the county seat of Curry County.
  3. A US city in California.
  4. (archaeology) A particular site that contains evidence of an early Native American culture.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the Frankish king Clovis I. Borrowed from Medieval Latin Clodovicus, Clodovechus (cf. also the form Ludovicus), the Latinised form of a Frankish name like *Hlōdowig, *Hlūdawīg whence also Louis was derived from the same source, but developed naturally within French instead of being borrowed from the older form of the name. Compare also Ludovic. Cognate to German Ludwig and Dutch Lodewijk, which see for more information.

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Clovis

  1. A male given name, notably of four Frankish kings.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin Clodovicus.

Proper noun[edit]

Clovis m

  1. A male given name