Swabia
or German Schwaben geographical name region and medieval county SW Germany chiefly in area comprising modern Baden-Württemberg & W Bavaria • Swabian adjective or noun

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  • Swabia — Swabia, Suabia, or Svebia (German: Schwaben , Schwabenland or Ländle ) is both a historic and linguistic (see Swabian German) region in Germany. Swabia consists of much of the present day state of Baden Württemberg (specifically, historical… …   Wikipedia

  • Swabia — [swā′bē ə] region in SW Germany, formerly a duchy: Ger. name SCHWABEN Swabian adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Swabia — Swabian, n., adj. /sway bee euh/, n. a region and medieval duchy in SW Germany: it constituted the area presently included in the states of Baden Württemberg and Bavaria, in S Germany. German, Schwaben. * * * German Schwaben Duchy, medieval… …   Universalium

  • Swabia — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Swabia Country and Admin Code DE.02.097 DE …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Swabia — noun A historical region of Germany. Syn: Suabia, Svebia …   Wiktionary

  • SWABIA —    an ancient duchy in the SW. of Germany, and most fertile part, so called from the Suevi, who in the 1st century displaced the aboriginal Celts, and which, along with Bavaria, formed the nucleus of the Fatherland; was separated by the Rhine… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Swabia — n. historic region and former duchy of medieval Germany (includes some of the territory of modern day Germany, France, and Switzerland) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Swabia — Swa•bi•a [[t]ˈsweɪ bi ə[/t]] n. geg a region and medieval duchy in SW Germany, now part of the states of Baden Württemberg and Bavaria in S Germany German, Schwaben Swa′bi•an, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • Swabia — /ˈsweɪbiə/ (say swaybeeuh) noun 1. a medieval duchy in south western Germany, comprising the area now included in Baden Württemberg and Bavaria. 2. a district in southern Germany (formerly in West Germany), in south western Bavaria. About 10 100… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Swabia — Swabian, n., adj. /sway bee euh/, n. a region and medieval duchy in SW Germany: it constituted the area presently included in the states of Baden Württemberg and Bavaria, in S Germany. German, Schwaben …   Useful english dictionary

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