plural noun
variants: or Alamanni \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈma-​ˌnī , -​ˈma-​nē \

Definition of Alemanni

: 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

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First Known Use of Alemanni

1707, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alemanni

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

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“Alemanni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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