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See also: alemanni
- A group of Germanic peoples living between the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers from the third to the sixth century.
- 1846, Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, page 271:
- The hasty army of volunteers gradually coalesced into a great and permanent nation, and, as it was composed from so many different tribes, assumed the name of Alemanni, or Allmen ; to denote at once their various lineage, and their common bravery.
- 2011 September 15, “Alemanni”, in Encyclopædia Britannica:
- The Alemanni were originally composed of fragments of several Germanic peoples, and they remained a loosely knit confederation of tribes in the Suebi group (see Suebi).
- An individual of or descended from one of the Alemanni tribes.
- 2011 October 1, Richard J. Gehman, “Reflections on our Germanic Mennonite Heritage”, in Bible Fellowship Church Online History Center:
- On the basis of their location along the Rhine River during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, I have concluded that my ancestors were Alemanni and Franks, though lacking in ethnic purity.
- Of or related to the Alemanni peoples.
- 2007, Michael Curtis Ford, Gods and Legions: A Novel of the Roman Empire, page 109:
- This time, however, his troops faced the full brunt of an Alemanni force that attacked them on the way.
- Of or related to the Alemannic language or dialects.