german

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See also: German and Germán

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French germain, from Latin germānus. See also germane, a formal variant which has survived in specific senses. Not related to the proper noun German.

Adjective[edit]

german (comparative more german, superlative most german)

  1. (obsolete except in set terms) Having the same mother and father; a full (brother or sister).
    brother-german
  2. (obsolete except in set terms) Being born to one’s blood aunt or uncle, a first (cousin).
    cousin-german
  3. (obsolete) Closely related, akin.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, Vol.I, Book II:
      Also he tolde hym that Basdemegus was his cosyn and germayn vnto kynge Uryence.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, V.2:
      The phrase would bee more Germaine.
    • Shakespeare
      Wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion.
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Noun[edit]

german (plural germans)

  1. (obsolete) A near relative.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      Which when his german saw, the stony feare / Ran to his hart, and all his sence dismayd []
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Etymology 2[edit]

From German (of Germany).

Noun[edit]

german (plural germans)

  1. An elaborate round dance, often with a waltz movement.
    • 1985, Betty Casey, Dance Across Texas (page 49)
      Through the years, though, the german was replaced by new and more popular dances, but in many instances the name stayed on.
  2. A social party at which the german is danced.

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

german

  1. germanium (chemical element)


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Polish[edit]

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german m

  1. germanium, a chemical element

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Germānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

german

  1. German

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Noun[edit]

german m (plural germanifeminine equivalent germană)

  1. a German person

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