See also: germanic and germànic

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Borrowed from Latin germānicus.

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Germanic

  1. (linguistics) The early, undocumented ancestral language from which other Germanic languages developed, such as Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, English, German, Faroese, Icelandic, Yiddish, Norwegian and Swedish.
    Synonyms: Ur-Germanic, Proto-Germanic, Common Germanic
  2. (linguistics) The group of Indo-European languages that developed from (Ur-)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
    Synonyms: Teutonic; see also Thesaurus:Germanic language
  3. Having German characteristics.
    Synonyms: German, Teutonic
    He arrived with Germanic punctuality.

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Germanic (plural Germanics)

  1. (history) A native of Germania.
    Synonym: Germanian

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