a tribe of the Suevi in Northern Germany, on the right bank of the Albis, south of the Saxones, and north of the Langobardi. (Tac. Germ.
40.) Zeuss (Die Deutschen,
p. 154), deriving their name from suard
(a sword), regards it as identical with that of the Pharodini, mentioned by Ptolemy (2.11.13
) as living in nearly the same part of Germany.