From Middle English Fronc-lond, from Old English Francland (“Land of the Franks, France”), equivalent to Frank + land. Cognate with Icelandic Frakkland (“France”).
- The land or realm of the Franks
1884, John Richard Green, The conquest of England:
- It fell above all on Northern Frankland, and soon the Scheldt, the Meuse, and the Rhine were full of pirate squadrons.
- (rare) France