[ uh-ley-nahy, uh-lah-nee ]
/ əˈleɪ naɪ, əˈlɑ ni /
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a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets.
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Also called A·lans [uh-leynz, uh-lahnz]. /əˈleɪnz, əˈlɑnz/.
Words nearby Alani
Alan, Alanbrooke, à l'ancienne, Åland Islands, à l'anglaise, Alani, Alania, alanine, alannah, Al-Anon, alant starch
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How to use Alani in a sentence
His father was a Goth, and his mother of the nation of the Alani.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
The women among the Alani gathered straight rods or wands, and used them in their superstition.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
Herodotus mentions it as a custom of the Alani, and Tacitus of the old Germans.The Divining Rod|Charles Latimer
And so at other times in actis and Verba m'ri Alani de Auriga.The Boke of Noblesse|Unknown
But in the progress of time all these tribes came to be united under one generic appellation, and are called Alani.