From Middle Low German Frankrīke, from Old Saxon *Frankrīki. The name is a compound of Proto-West Germanic *frankō (“a Frank”) and *rīkī (“kingdom”).
See also German Frankreich and Dutch Frankrijk. The Low German word has been borrowed into Norwegian Bokmål and Swedish Frankrike. The Old Norse and Icelandic name is Frakkland.
- France (a country in Western Europe)