Meaning of GERMANIC in English


I. (ˌ)jər-ˈma-nik adjective

Date: 1633

1. : german

2. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Germanic-speaking peoples

3. : of, relating to, or constituting Germanic

II. noun

Date: 1892

: a branch of the Indo-European language family containing English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Frisian, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic — see Indo-European languages table

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