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  1. 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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German Schwaben.
Related formsSwa·bi·an, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for swabia

Historical Examples of swabia

  • 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.

  • Used for lamps in Swabia and Wurtemberg, and as an application to bruises.

  • The river was formerly the boundary between Bavaria and Swabia.

British Dictionary definitions for swabia


  1. 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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