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Alemannic

or Al·a·man·nic

[ al-uh-man-ik ]
/ ˌæl əˈmæn ɪk /
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noun

the high German speech of Switzerland, Alsace, and southwestern Germany.Compare Bavarian (def. 3).

adjective

of or relating to Alemannic or the Alemanni.

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Origin of Alemannic

1770–80; <Latin Alamannicus:see Alemanni, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Alemannic

Alemannic
/ (ˌæləˈmænɪk) /

noun

  1. the group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and SW Germany
  2. the language of the ancient Alemanni, from which these modern dialects have developedSee also Old High German

adjective

of or relating to the Alemanni, their speech, or the High German dialects descended from it

Word Origin for Alemannic

C18: from Late Latin Alamannicus, of Germanic origin
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