Suevian

noun
Sue·​vi·​an | \ -vēən\
plural -s

Definition of Suevian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of an ancient Germanic people probably of many distinct tribes mentioned by Caesar as dwelling east of the Rhine and by Tacitus as extending to the Elbe and the Baltic also : one of a Germanic horde from this region that overran France and Spain early in the 5th century a.d.

Suevian

adjective
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variants: or Suevic \ -​vik \

Definition of Suevian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the Suevians

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History and Etymology for Suevian

Noun

Latin Suevi + English -ian, noun suffix

Adjective

Latin Suevi + English -ian, adjective suffix, or -ic

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