Definitions

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  • proper noun obsolete Germany.

Etymologies

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From the name of the Alemanni tribe; compare the French Allemagne.

Examples

  • The memory of Roman power was still too great to permit a warrior to achieve greatness without having matched his strength against that of Rome, and thus we have the singular spectacle of King Arthur with his adventurous knights, clad in mail, passing easily through "Almayne" into Italy, conquering giants by the way, and reducing the Emperor Lucius to dependence.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • Almayne, under the hills of Lombardy, and it receiveth into him forty other rivers, and it runneth through Hungary and through

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • This ryvere of Danubee is a fulle gret ryvere; and it gothe into Almayne, undre the hilles of Lombardye: and it receiveth into him 40 othere ryveres; and it rennethe thorghe Hungarie and thorghe Greece and thorghe Traachie, and it entreth into the see, toward the est, so rudely and so scharply, that the watre of the see is fressche and holdethe his swetnesse 20 myle within the see.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Theise ben not myles of Gascoyne, ne of the provynce of Almayne, where ben gret myles.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And the spere schaft hathe the Emperour of Almayne: but the heved is at Parys.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • For I have been toward the parts of Brabant, and beholden the Astrolabe that the star that is clept the Transmontane is fifty-three degrees high; and more further in Almayne and Bohemia it hath fifty-eight degrees; and more further toward the parts septentrional it is sixty-two degrees of height and certain minutes; for I myself have measured it by the Astrolabe.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And the spear shaft hath the Emperor of Almayne; but the head is at Paris.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Lombardy, or of our country, that be also little miles; these be not miles of Gascony ne of the Province of Almayne, where be great miles.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • He that shall go that way, he shall go through Almayne and Prussia and so to Tartary.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Engelond, Irelond, Wales, Skotlond or Norwaye; he may, zif that he wole, go thorge Almayne, and thorge the kyngdom of Hungarye, that marchethe to the lond of Polayne, and to the lond of Pannonye, and so to Slesie.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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