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type of prehistoric stone spearpoints, 1943, from Clovis, New Mexico, U.S., near which place they were found. The town is said to have been named for the Frankish king Clovis (Latinized from Frankish Chlodovech, from Germanic masc. proper name *hluda-wigaz "famous in battle," cognate with Ludwig and Louis).

Clovis, CA -- U.S. city in California
Population (2000): 68468
Housing Units (2000): 25250
Land area (2000): 17.115934 sq. miles (44.330064 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 17.115934 sq. miles (44.330064 sq. km)
FIPS code: 14218
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 36.819432 N, 119.694723 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 93612
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Clovis, CA
Clovis, NM -- U.S. city in New Mexico
Population (2000): 32667
Housing Units (2000): 14269
Land area (2000): 22.391413 sq. miles (57.993492 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.097853 sq. miles (0.253438 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 22.489266 sq. miles (58.246930 sq. km)
FIPS code: 16420
Located within: New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
Location: 34.412509 N, 103.204611 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 88101
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Clovis, NM

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Clovis (given name)

Clovis is the modern conventional French (and thence English) form of the Old Frankish name Chlodowig (*Hlōdowig "famous in battle"), equivalent to the modern forms Louis (French) and Ludwig (German).

Usage examples of "clovis".

It used to be thought that these letters must be referred to 496, the year of the celebrated victory of Clovis over the Alamanni, commonly, but incorrectly, called the battle of Tulbiacum.

Clovis against the Alamanni, referred to in this letter, is not mentioned by Gregory of Tours.

This passage quite confirms his view of the events connected with the overthrow of the Alamannic Kingdom by Clovis.

Additionally, a number of artifacts and archeological sites, although not conclusive, strongly suggested the presence of humans in the Americas long before the firmly documented and widely accepted Clovis sites.

A feeble youth, the grandson of Clovis, reigned over the Austrasians or oriental Franks.

One group of bandits had spotted them and charged, but had broken off when Clovis and Castile had launched arrows.

Clovis a dirty look and was pleased to see Castile giving him another.

How long Harold and Clovis would continue to obey Castile was another question.

Clovis also insisted on setting aside an hour after they pitched camp to work with Castile on her archery, which improved dramatically.

Clovis and Nenana complexes and possibly represents the first humans to enter the Americas.

Once the dates were announced, however, some opinions were changed and after the Clovis point was found, the process of picking and ignoring began in earnest.

From the age of Constantine to that of Clovis and Theodoric, the temporal interests both of the Romans and Barbarians were deeply involved in the theological disputes of Arianism.

  But this act of impiety was severely chastised by the devout son of Clovis.

That is, everything about the Clovis phenomenon and its spread through the Americas corresponds to findings for other, unquestioned virgin-land colonizations in history.

  To the feeble descendants of Clovis and Charlemagne, the Britons of Armorica refused the customary tribute, subdued the neighboring dioceses of Vannes, Rennes, and Nantes, and formed a powerful, though vassal, state, which has been united to the crown of France.