[ swey-vee-uh n ]
/ ˈsweɪ vi ən /


a member of an ancient Germanic people of uncertain origin, mentioned in the writings of Caesar and Tacitus.
a member of a Germanic people that invaded France and Spain in the 5th century a.d.


of or relating to the Suevians.

Origin of Suevian

1610–20; < Latin Suēb(ī), Suēv(ī) (of Germanic orig.; compare German Schwaben, Old English Swǣfe) + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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