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a member of an ancient germanic people who lived in moravia.

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  • the suebi, or suevi, mentioned by tacitus as a central german people, gave their name to swabia. they probably included a number of smaller tribes, of whom the alemanni and the marcomanni were two. others were the semoni, the hermunduri, and the quadi. the suebi lived near the elbe c.650 bc; thence they spread s into germany. by 100 bc they no longer constituted a political unit, although tacitus maintained that they retained cultural and religious unity. the teutons, who were allied with the cimbri in 103 bc, were crushed (102 bc) by marius at aquae sextiae (present-day aix-en-provence). by an extension of the name of that tribe the germanic peoples are sometimes called teutonic. factmonster.com

  • the suebi, or suevi, mentioned by tacitus as a central german people, gave their name to swabia. they probably included a number of smaller tribes, of whom the alemanni and the marcomanni were two. others were the semoni, the hermunduri, and the quadi. the suebi lived near the elbe c.650 bc; thence they spread s into germany. by 100 bc they no longer constituted a political unit, although tacitus maintained that they retained cultural and religious unity. the teutons, who were allied with the cimbri in 103 bc, were crushed (102 bc) by marius at aquae sextiae (present-day aix-en-provence). by an extension of the name of that tribe the germanic peoples are sometimes called teutonic. infoplease.com