- a region and medieval duchy in SW Germany: it constituted the area presently included in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, in S Germany.
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It is a picture which seems to belong to the early schools of Franconia and Swabia.En Route
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Frederick might be compensated with the Austrian lands in Alsace and Swabia.The Thirty Years' War
Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Again, the riddle-rhyme on the candle is told in Swabia and in France.Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes
Used for lamps in Swabia and Wurtemberg, and as an application to bruises.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The river was formerly the boundary between Bavaria and Swabia.
- a region and former duchy (from the 10th century to 1313) of S Germany, now part of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria: part of West Germany until 1990German name: Schwaben (ˈʃvaːbən)
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