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Suevian

[swey-vee-uh n] /ˈsweɪ vi ən/
noun
1.
a member of an ancient Germanic people of uncertain origin, mentioned in the writings of Caesar and Tacitus.
2.
a member of a Germanic people that invaded France and Spain in the 5th century a.d.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Suevians.
Origin of Suevian
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin Suēb(ī), Suēv(ī) (of Germanic orig.; compare German Schwaben, Old English Swǣfe) + -ian
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