Alans

plural noun

ˈā-lənz,
-ˌlanz
variants or less commonly Alani
ə-ˈlā-ˌnī,
ə-ˈlä-(ˌ)nē
: a Scythian people in pre-Slavic Russia and the Black sea regions

Word History

Etymology

Latin Alani, from Greek Alanoi

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alans was in the 15th century

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“Alans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alans. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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