[ al-uh-man-ik ]
/ ˌæl əˈmæn ɪk /
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the high German speech of Switzerland, Alsace, and southwestern Germany.Compare Bavarian (def. 3).
of or relating to Alemannic or the Alemanni.
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British Dictionary definitions for Alemannic
/ (ˌæləˈmænɪk) /
- the group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and SW Germany
- the language of the ancient Alemanni, from which these modern dialects have developedSee also Old High German
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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