Alemannic


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Al·e·man·nic

 (ăl′ə-măn′ĭk)
n.
1. A group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and parts of southern Germany.
2. The Germanic dialect of the Alemanni.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the Alemannic dialects of High German.
2. Of or relating to the Alemanni or their language.

Alemannic

(ˌæləˈmænɪk)
n
1. (Languages)
a. the group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and SW Germany
b. the language of the ancient Alemanni, from which these modern dialects have developed. See also Old High German
2. (Historical Terms)
a. the group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and SW Germany
b. the language of the ancient Alemanni, from which these modern dialects have developed. See also Old High German
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the Alemanni, their speech, or the High German dialects descended from it
4. (Languages) of or relating to the Alemanni, their speech, or the High German dialects descended from it
5. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Alemanni, their speech, or the High German dialects descended from it
[C18: from Late Latin Alamannicus, of Germanic origin]

Al•e•man•nic

(ˌæl əˈmæn ɪk)

n.
1. a dialect of Old High German descended in large part from the speech of the Alemanni.
2. the dialects of modern German descended from Alemannic, spoken in extreme S Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Alemannic or the Alemanni.
[1770–80; < Latin]
Translations
alemánskýalemánština
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As in other Alemannic regions its original purpose was to expel winter spirits and to allow people to enjoy a last nearly feast before fasting for 40 days during Lent (from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday).
Its Alemannic dialect places it in the geographical heartland of Gottfried's medieval reception, which was at its most intense in the south-west of the German-speaking world.
The official language is German, but most speak Alemannic, a German dialect similar to that used in eastern Switzerland.
Among all the Merovingian codes composed during seventh and early eighth centuries, the degree of resemblance between AEthelberht and the Alemannic laws is especially striking.
The dialect for most of Alsace and southern Lorraine was Alemannic, but near the Luxembourg border it was Frankish.
Freidank was a wandering minstrel of burgher origin, born probably in Alemannic or Swabian territory (near the modern-day region where Germany, France, and Switzerland meet).
The truth is that the thirteen cantons of the Old Confederacy were almost exclusively Alemannic and German-speaking.
5 Liechtenstein 62 15 Vaduz German, Alemannic dialect 40,000 0.
The word Tschaggatta itself is thought to share origins with the Alemannic word for "piebald", possibly referring to the black and white goatskin costumes that are traditionally worn with the masks.
Alemannic A High-German dialect spoken in Alsace, parts of southern Germany, and Switzerland.
4 Lithuanian, Russian, others Liechtenstein 62 15 Vaduz German, Alemannic 37,000 0.