Germanic

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See also: germanic and germànic

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Borrowed from Latin germānicus.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /d͡ʒɜː(ɹ)ˈmæn.ɪk/

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Germanic

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

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Germanic (comparative more Germanic, superlative most Germanic)

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

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Germanic (plural Germanics)

  1. (historical) A native of Germania.
    Synonyms: Germanian

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