Meaning of GERMANIC in English


— Germanically , adv.

/jeuhr man"ik/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to the Teutons or their languages.

2. German.

3. of, pertaining to, or noting the Germanic branch of languages.


4. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages including German, Dutch, English, the Scandinavian languages, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, and the extinct Gothic language.

5. Proto-Germanic (def. 1).

6. an ancient Indo-European language, the immediate linguistic ancestor of the Germanic languages.

Abbr.: Gmc.

[ 1625-35; Germanicus. See GERMAN, -IC ]

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