Al·​e·​man·​nic ˌa-lə-ˈma-nik How to pronounce Alemannic (audio)
: the group of dialects of German spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and southwestern Germany

Word History


ultimately from Late Latin Alemanni, Alamanni a confederation of Germanic tribes, from Germanic *ala- all + *mann- man — more at all, man

First Known Use

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alemannic was circa 1797

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“Alemannic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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