Swabia

[swey-bee-uh]
noun
  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.
German Schwaben.
Related formsSwa·bi·an, noun, adjective
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Swabian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the German region of Swabia or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Swabia

Swabia

noun
  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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Word Origin and History for swabian

Swabian

1785, from Medieval Latin Suabia, from German Schwaben, from Old High German swaba, name of a Germanic tribe, related to Latin Suevus, "pertaining to the Suevi," a tribe in northeastern Germania.

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