Antrustion

An antrustion was a member of the bodyguard or military household of the Merovingian kings of the Franks. The bodyguard itself is called the trustis, a Frankish word with a Latin ending, possibly signifying comfort, aid, fidelity, trust. An alternative etymology relates it to proto-Germanic *druhtiz, warband, whence old high German truht and perhaps Slavonic druzhina.


An antrustion was a member of the bodyguard or military household of the Merovingian kings of the Franks. The bodyguard itself is called the trustis, a Frankish word with a Latin ending, possibly signifying comfort, aid, fidelity, trust. An alternative etymology relates it to proto-Germanic *druhtiz, warband, whence old high German truht and perhaps Slavonic druzhina.
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