plural noun

variants or Alamanni
: 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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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