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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A group of Germanic tribes that settled in Alsace and nearby areas during the fourth century AD and were defeated by the Franks in 496.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Alemannī, of Germanic origin; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

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