noun (used with a plural verb)
Origin of Alemanni
Examples from the Web for alemanni
Reduced to this distressed condition, the Alemanni no longer disdained to sue for peace.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Julian is successful against the Alemanni and Franks in Gaul.
Under Drusus a castellum was erected here, which was destroyed by the Franks and the Alemanni.The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine|Francis Miltoun
The Alemanni were treated as outcasts, whose very presence was pollution.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
In the third and fourth centuries, the Suevi and Alemanni extended themselves from the upper Rhine.The Ethnology of Europe|Robert Gordon Latham
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.