American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A group of Germanic tribes that settled in Alsace and nearby areas during the fourth century A.D. and were defeated by the Franks in 496.
- Latin Alemannī, of Germanic origin; see man-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The victory of Crispus over the Alemanni is expressed on some medals.”
“After Julian had repulsed the Alemanni from the provinces of the”
“The name of the Alemanni has been absurdly derived from their imaginary settlement on the banks of the Leman Lake.”
“Two great external threats hung over the empire: the Germanic tribes of the north, chiefly the Alemanni and Goths, and the Persians in the east.”
“Odaenathus and Zenobia held the Persians at bay, but the Alemanni penetrated into Italy itself before Aurelian defeated them and drove them out.”
“But for the East Franks, the Saxons, the Thuringians, the Bavarians, and the Alemanni, this trumpet call sounded only faintly, particularly because of the schism between the empire and the papacy, from the time of Pope Alexander even until today.”
“He took control of the Roman province of Belgica Secunda in 486, the territories of the Alemanni in 496, the lands of the Burgundians in 500, and portions of Visigothic territory in 507.”
“And as Muellerus holds that these matters “admit of almost mathematical precision,” it would seem that Benfeius is but a Dummkopf, as the Alemanni say, in their own language, when they would be pleasant among themselves.”
“I make no doubt that other Alemanni are of other minds: quot Alemanni tot sententiae.”
“Now, wouldst thou credit it? despite the mathematical plainness of the facts, other Alemanni agree neither with Muellerus, nor yet with Benfeius, and will neither hear that Athene was the Dawn, nor yet that she is “the feminine of the Zend Thraetana athwyana.””
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