Germanic

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From Latin Germānicus.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʒɜː(ɹ)ˈmæn.ɪk/

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Germanic

  1. (linguistics) The early, undocumented language from which other Germanic languages such as German, English, Dutch and Scandinavian languages developed.
  2. (linguistics) The group of Indo-European languages that developed from Germanic.

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Germanic (comparative more Germanic, superlative most Germanic)

  1. Having German characteristics.
    He arrived with Germanic punctuality.
  2. Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons).
    a Germanic tribe
  3. (linguistics) Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic.
    a Germanic language

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