noun (used with a plural verb)
Origin of Alemanni
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Historical Examples of alemanni
The Alemanni were treated as outcasts, whose very presence was pollution.The Magnificent Montez
Within a few years after his death, it was overthrown by the Alemanni.
The Alemanni who had invaded Italy are overwhelmed by Aurelian.
Julian is successful against the Alemanni and Franks in Gaul.
Gaul is invaded by the Alemanni; they are repulsed by Gratian.
Word Origin for Alemanni
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.