Germanus

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See also: germanus and ģermāņus

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Etymology[edit]

First used by Caesar and Tacitus to describe tribes as distinct from the Gauls and originally from the east of the Rhine; of uncertain origin, but possibly from a Celtic/Gaulish word meaning "neighbor" (see Old Irish gair (neighbor)) or "noisy" (see Old Irish garim (to shout)).

Not to be confused with the unrelated word germānus.

Noun[edit]

Germānus m (genitive Germānī); second declension

  1. A person from a Germanic people; A German.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Germānus Germānī
genitive Germānī Germānōrum
dative Germānō Germānīs
accusative Germānum Germānōs
ablative Germānō Germānīs
vocative Germāne Germānī

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