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germanic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
    Germanic language.
  2. adjective of or relating to the language of Germans
    • the Germanic sound shifts
  3. adjective of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages
    Teutonic.
    • Teutonic peoples such as Germans and Scandinavians and British
    • Germanic mythology
WordNet

Ger*man"ic adjective
Definitions
  1. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.
Ger*man"ic adjective
Etymology
L. Germanicus: cf. F. germanique. See German, n.
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy.
  2. Teutonic. A loose sense

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