Swǽfas
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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Swǽfas
Swǽfe; pl. A Germanic people, the Suevi or Alamanni ('um diese zeit (4th cent.) pflegt an die stelle des alten Suevennamens die benennung Alamannen einzutreten,' Grmm. D. S. 348), the Swabians Swǽfas forhergodon ealle Galliam Alamanni Gallias pervagantes , Ors. 6, 24; Swt. 276, 3. Wið norþan Donua ǽwielme and be eástan Ríne sindon Eást-Francan; and be súþan him sindon Swǽfas, on óþre healfe ðære ié Donua; and be súþan him and be eástan sindon Bægware, se dǽl ðe mon Regnesburg hǽtt . . . Tó ðǽm beorgan ðe mon Alpis hǽtt licgaþ Begwara landgemǽro and Swǽfa, 1, 1; Swt. 16, 1-14. Engle and Swǽfe, Exon. Th. 321, 10; Wíd. 44. Mid Englum ic wæs and mid Swǽfum. 322, 10; Wíd. 61. Witta weóld Swǽfum, 319, 34; Wíd. 22. [O. H. Ger. Suáb Alamannus, Suába, Suápa Suevi.]
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