Alemanni



a confederation of Germanic tribes, first recorded in the 3rd century a.d., that settled in the area between the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers, and made harassing attacks against the Roman Empire.
Historical Examples

The Alemanni were all condemned criminals, who were allowed no armor, and only blunt swords wherewith to defend themselves.
A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete Georg Ebers

The Alemanni were treated as outcasts, whose very presence was pollution.
The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham

Thus strengthened he could fight other Franks with success, and carry on a great war against the Alemanni to the south-east.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

Within a few years after his death, it was overthrown by the Alemanni.
The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon

Having first driven back the Goths and the Alemanni, who had advanced as far as Umbria, he undertook his expedition 271.
A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

He leads the first attack of the Romans against the Alemanni.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03 Various

Under Drusus a castellum was erected here, which was destroyed by the Franks and the Alemanni.
The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine Francis Miltoun

The Alemanni who had invaded Italy are overwhelmed by Aurelian.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03 Various

It was one of the sixty great towns which were taken from the Romans by the Franks and the Alemanni.
The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine Francis Miltoun

Julian is successful against the Alemanni and Franks in Gaul.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03 Various

noun
a West Germanic people who settled in the 4th century ad between the Rhine, the Main, and the Danube

name of a Suebic tribe or confederation that settled in Alsace and part of Switzerland (and source of French Allemand “German, a German”), from Proto-Germanic *Alamanniz, probably meaning “all-man” and denoting a wide alliance of tribes, but perhaps meaning “foreign men” (cf. Allobroges, name of a Celtic tribe in what is now Savoy, in Latin literally “the aliens,” in reference to their having driven out the original inhabitants), in which case the al- is cognate with the first element in Latin alius “the other” and English else.

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