Definition of Alans

1. Proper noun. (plural of Alan) ¹



2. Noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) knickers (shortened form of Alan Whickers). ¹

3. Noun. (plural of alan) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alans

1. alan [n] - See also: alan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alans

alanine
alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase
alanine-oxomalonate aminotransferase
alanine-tRNA ligase
alanine aminotransferase
alanine carboxypeptidase
alanine endopeptidase
alanine racemase
alanine transaminase
alanines
alanins
alannah
alannahs
alanopine dehydrogenase
alanosine
alans (current term)
alant
alant starch
alantin
alantol
alants
alanyl
alanyl-seryl ligase
alanyls
alap
alapa
alapas
alaproclate
alaps
alar

Literary usage of Alans

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1. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo, Henri Cordier, Henry Yule (1903)
"We find alans about the same time (in 5306) fighting well in the service of the Byzantine Emperors (Muntaner, p. 449). All these circumstances render ..."

2. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"... Suevi, Vandals, and alans. These last are a puzzling race, our accounts of whom are somewhat contradictory, but who may perhaps be most safely set down ..."

3. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1899)
"... and alans (the first two of Teutonic, the third of what we call Tartar origin) crossed the Rhine and poured confusedly into Gaul, which from this time ..."

4. The Nationalities of Europe by Robert Gordon Latham (1863)
"Lucian mentions the alans as either actual Scythians or something very like it. ... Ammianus writes of the European alans: whilst by other writers they are ..."

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