a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets.
And yet the number of the Vandals and Alani was said in former times, at least, to amount to no more than fifty thousand men.
History of the Wars, Books III and IV (of 8) Procopius
His father was a Goth, and his mother of the nation of the Alani.
The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon
This army was composed of Persarmenians and Sunitae, whose land adjoins that of the Alani.
History of the Wars, Books I and II (of 8) Procopius
His father was a Goth, his mother of the nation of the Alani.
Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) Charles Morris
The Alani were in search of plunder, and strongly disposed to obtain it from Roman provinces.
The Caesars Thomas de Quincey
And so at other times in actis and Verba m’ri Alani de Auriga.
The Boke of Noblesse Unknown
The women among the Alani gathered straight rods or wands, and used them in their superstition.
The Mysteries of All Nations James Grant
A naked sabre, fixed hilt downwards in the earth, was worshipped by the Alani.
The Folk-Tales of the Magyars Various
It is not certain that the third nation coming to Spain, the Alani, were of the same race.
Vine and Olive; Or Young America in Spain and Portugal Oliver Optic
Probably they were relics left there by the Alani in their wanderings through Gaul.
The Master of Game Second Duke of York, Edward
. Historical Examples Alania has its name from the people called Alani, who call themselves As in their own language. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I Robert Kerr noun another name for North Ossetian Republic
any of several isomers of a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble amino acid, CH 3 CH(NH 2)COOH, found in many proteins and produced synthetically: used chiefly in biochemical research. Symbol: A. Abbreviation: Ala; noun a nonessential aliphatic amino acid that occurs in many proteins alanine al·a·nine (āl’ə-nēn’) n. Abbr. Ala A crystalline amino acid that is a […]
- Alanine aminotransferase
alanine aminotransferase alanine aminotransferase n. ALT.
interjection (Irish) my child: used as a term of address or endearment Historical Examples Dick Haldane, me darlint, hind the colonel the loan of yer arrum, alannah. The Ghost Ship John C. Hutcheson And when that time comes, Kitty ‘alannah,’ will you ever renumber yer ould grandfather, who won’t be to ‘the fore’ to see […]