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Germanic

see synonyms of germanic

Noun

1. germanic, germanic language

a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic

Adjective

2. germanic

of or relating to the language of Germans

Example Sentences:
'the Germanic sound shifts'

3. germanic, teutonic

of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages

Example Sentences:
'Teutonic peoples such as Germans and Scandinavians and British'
'Germanic mythology'

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Germanic

see synonyms of germanic
noun
1. 
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic
. Abbreviation: Gmc East Germanic, West Germanic, North Germanic
2. 
the unrecorded language from which all of these languages developed; Proto-Germanic
adjective
3. 
of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
4. 
of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the German language, or any people that speaks a Germanic language
adjective
of or containing germanium in the tetravalent state

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Germanic

see synonyms of germanic
adjective
1.  Rare
German
2. 
designating or of a group of N European peoples including the Germans, Scandinavians, Dutch, English, etc., or the peoples from whom they are descended
3. 
designating or of the language group Germanic
noun
4.  Obsolete
Proto-Germanic
5. 
a principal branch of the Indo-European family of languages, comprising the languages descended from Proto-Germanic: it is divided into three groups
: East Germanic, (including Gothic), North Germanic, (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Old Norse, etc.), and West Germanic (English, Dutch, German, Yiddish, Frisian, etc.)

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Germanic

see synonyms of germanic
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany or its people, language, or culture.
b. Of or relating to the Teutons.
2. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises North Germanic, West Germanic, and the extinct East Germanic.
3. Of or relating to a member of a Germanic-speaking people.
n.
The Germanic branch of Indo-European.

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