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From ģermānis ‎(Germanic (man)) +‎ -isks.


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ģermānisks (def. ģermāniskais, comp. ģermāniskāks, sup. visģermāniskākais; adv. ģermāniski)

  1. Germanic (relating to the ancient Germanic peoples and their culture; relating to Germanic languages, or to present-day Germanic cultures and peoples)
    kaut kas ģermānisks — something Germanic
    saktas zvēru stila rotājums ir ģermānisks — the broch animal style decoration is germanic
    Klaipēda attīstījās kā ģermāniska pilsēta — Klaipėda developed as a Germanic city
    administrācija tur bija ģermāniska — the administration there was Germanic


Usage notes[edit]

English “Germanic” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to ģermāņu, the genitive plural form of ģermānis. The adjective ģermānisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Germanic”), or in its adverbial form ģermāniski.

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