Definition of Alemannic in English:

Alemannic

adjective

  • 1historical
    Of or relating to the Alemanni. historical.

  • 2Designating any of the group of dialects of Old High German spoken by the Alemanni, any of their modern representatives, or either of these groups of dialects collectively; of, belonging to, or written in (any of) these dialects.

noun

  • The group of dialects of Old High German spoken by the Alemanni. Also: the modern representatives of these spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and southwest Germany.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Stillingfleet (1635–1699), bishop of Worcester and theologian. From post-classical Latin Alemannicus from Alemanni, plural noun + classical Latin -icus.

Pronunciation

Alemannic

/ˌaləˈmanɪk/