Alemanni

plural noun

Al·​e·​man·​ni
variants or Alamanni
ˌa-lə-ˈma-ˌnī,
-ˈma-nē
: a predominantly Suevian coalition of Germanic peoples first mentioned in the 3d century a.d. that settled in the area between the Main and Danube rivers and whose descendants are German-speaking inhabitants of Alsace, Switzerland, and southwestern Germany

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic alamans totality of people

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alemanni was in 1707

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“Alemanni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alemanni. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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