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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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.

AdjectiveEdit

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
    • 1567 Arthur Golding trans., Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book 1, lines 460-2:
      The doubtfull wordes whereof they scan and canvas to an fro.
      Which done, Prometheus sonne began by counsell wise and sage
      His cousin germanes fearfulnesse thus gently to asswage:
  3. (obsolete) Closely related, akin.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xj, in Le Morte Darthur, book II:
      After this Merlyn told vnto kynge Arthur of the prophecye / that there shold be a grete batail besyde Salysbury and Mordred his owne sone sholde be ageynste hym / Also he tolde hym that Basdemegus was his cosyn and germayn vnto kynge Vryence
    • 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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NounEdit

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 2Edit

From German (of Germany).

NounEdit

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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IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

german n (genitive singular germans, no plural)

  1. germanium (chemical element)


This Icelandic entry was created from the translations listed at germanium. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see german in the Icelandic Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) November 2009


PolishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɛr.man/
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NounEdit

Chemical element
Ge Previous: gal (Ga)
Next: arsen (As)

german m inan

  1. germanium, a chemical element

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Germānus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

german m or n (feminine singular germană, masculine plural germani, feminine and neuter plural germane)

  1. German

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NounEdit

german m (plural germani, feminine equivalent germană)

  1. a German person

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