Borrowed from Latin germānicus.
- (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
- (linguistics) The group of Indo-European languages that developed from (Ur-)Germanic.
- Proto-North-West Germanic
- East Germanic
- North Germanic
- West Germanic
early language — See also translations at Proto-Germanic
group of Indo-European languages
Germanic (comparative more Germanic, superlative most Germanic)
- Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons).
- a Germanic tribe
- (linguistics) Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic.
- a Germanic language
- Synonyms: Teutonic; see also Thesaurus:Germanic language
- Having German characteristics.
relating to the Germanic peoples
relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic
having German characteristics
Germanic (plural Germanics)