plural noun \ˈā-lənz, -ˌlanz\
variants: less commonly


\ə-ˈlā-ˌnī, ə-ˈlä-(ˌ)nē\

Definition of Alans

  1. :  a Scythian people in pre-Slavic Russia and the Black sea regions

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Origin and Etymology of alans

Latin Alani, from Greek Alanoi

First Known Use: 15th century

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a brief usually trivial fact

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