or Al·a·man·ni

[ al-uh-man-ahy ]
/ ˌæl əˈmæn aɪ /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

a confederation of Germanic tribes, first recorded in the 3rd century a.d., that settled in the area between the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers, and made harassing attacks against the Roman Empire.



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Origin of Alemanni

First recorded in 1700–10; from Latin, of Germanic origin; cognate with Gothic alamans “totality of humankind,” equivalent to ala- + mann- ; see origin at all, man. Cf. almighty
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British Dictionary definitions for Alemanni

/ (ˌæləˈmɑːnɪ) /


a West Germanic people who settled in the 4th century ad between the Rhine, the Main, and the Danube

Word Origin for Alemanni

C18: from Latin, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic alamans a totality of people
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