/sway"vee euhn/, n.
1. a member of an ancient Germanic people of uncertain origin, mentioned in the writings of Caesar and Tacitus.
2. a member of a Germanic people that invaded France and Spain in the 5th century A.D.
3. of or pertaining to the Suevians.
[1610-20; < L Sueb(i), Suev(i) (of Gmc orig.; cf. G Schwaben, OE Swaefe) + -IAN]

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