Meaning of GERMANIC in English


I. jə(r)ˈmanik, |jər|m-, (ˈ)jə̄|m-, (ˈ)jəi|m-, -nēk adjective

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin Germanicus German, from Latin, of the Germanic peoples in western Europe in Roman times, from Germanus member of such people + -icus -ic


a. : german

b. : of a more or less German nature : having characteristics that are somewhat German

2. : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Teutons : teutonic

3. : of, relating to, or constituting Germanic

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: capitalized

: a branch of the Indo-European language family containing English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic — called also Teutonic ; see indo-european languages table

III. “, -mān- adjective

Etymology: New Latin german ium + English -ic

: of, relating to, or containing germanium — used especially of compounds in which this element is tetravalent

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