Meaning of GERMANIC in English
adj. & n.
adj. 1 having German characteristics. 2 hist. of the Germans. 3 of the Scandinavians, Anglo-Saxons, or Germans. 4 of the languages or language group called Germanic.
n. 1 the branch of Indo-European languages including English, German, Dutch, and the Scandinavian languages. 2 the (unrecorded) early language from which other Germanic languages developed. East Germanic an extinct group including Gothic. North Germanic the Scandinavian languages. West Germanic a group including High and Low German, English, Frisian, and Dutch.
[ L Germanicus (as GERMAN) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012