Definition for alamanni (2 of 2)
noun (used with a plural verb)
Examples from the Web for alamanni
He completely overthrew the Alamanni in the great battle of Strassburg (August 357).
Noricum, Provincials of, to exchange their cattle with the Alamanni, iii.
Ariosto is playful, Aretino scurrilous, Alamanni peevish, Folengo atrabilious.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
Suevi (perhaps here the same as Alamanni) invade the Venetian Province , xii.
Congratulates him on his recent victories over the Alamanni.
British Dictionary definitions for alamanni
Word Origin for Alemanni
Word Origin and History for alamanni
name of a Suebic tribe or confederation that settled in Alsace and part of Switzerland (and source of French Allemand "German, a German"), from Proto-Germanic *Alamanniz, probably meaning "all-man" and denoting a wide alliance of tribes, but perhaps meaning "foreign men" (cf. Allobroges, name of a Celtic tribe in what is now Savoy, in Latin literally "the aliens," in reference to their having driven out the original inhabitants), in which case the al- is cognate with the first element in Latin alius "the other" and English else.