Definition of Germanic

1. Noun. A branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to the language of Germans. "The Germanic sound shifts"
Derivative terms: German

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages. "Germanic mythology"
Exact synonyms: Teutonic
Derivative terms: German
Partainyms: Teuton, Teuton

Definition of Germanic

1. a. Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.

2. a. Of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy.

Definition of Germanic

1. Proper noun. (linguistics) The early, undocumented language from which other Germanic languages such as German, English, Dutch and Scandinavian languages developed. ¹

2. Proper noun. (linguistics) The group of Indo-European languages that developed from Germanic. ¹

3. Adjective. Having German characteristics ¹

4. Adjective. Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons) ¹

5. Adjective. (linguistics) Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic ¹

6. Adjective. Of or containing germanium. ¹

7. Adjective. Containing germanium with a valence of 4. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Germanic

1. containing germanium (a metallic element) [adj]

Medical Definition of Germanic

1. Pertaining to, or containing, germanium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Germanic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Germanic

germanane
germanate
germanates
germanatian
germanatrane
germander
germander speedwell
germanders
germane
germane(p)
germanely
germanene
germaneness
germanes
germanian
germanic
germanic acid
germanide
germanides
germaniferous
germanite
germanium
germanium antimony telluride
germanium tetrachloride
germanium tetrahydride
germaniums
germanization
germanizations
germanize
germanized

Literary usage of Germanic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Modern Woman's Rights Movement: A Historical Survey by Käthe Schirmacher (1912)
"There are many causes for this: woman's greater freedom of activity in the Germanic countries; the predominance of the Protestant religion, which does not ..."

2. A History of German Literature by John George Robertson (1902)
"CHAPTER I. EARLY Germanic CULTURE J THE MIGRATIONS. ... Of the earliest history of the Germanic peoples all that can be said with certainty is, ..."

3. A History of German Literature by John George Robertson (1902)
"CHAPTER I. EARLY Germanic CULTURE ; THE MIGRATIONS. ... Of the earliest history of the Germanic peoples all that can be said with certainty is, ..."

4. Old English grammar by Elizabeth Mary Lea Wright, Joseph Wright (1908)
"... a member of the West Germanic division of the Germanic (Teutonic) branch of the Indo- Germanic family of languages. This great family of languages is ..."

5. Transactions by Cambridge Philological Society (1899)
"THE TREATMENT OF Germanic -w-. I. After short (open) syllables. According! *° Sievers (§ 73) an -u- arose before the -w- forming a diphthong with the ..."

6. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"THE Germanic group of languages belongs to the Indo-European family, ... The language of the Germanic people before its final breaking up into different ..."

7. Manual of Universal Church History by Johannes Baptist Alzog (1876)
"THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHURCH PREDOMINANT AMONG THE Germanic AND SLAVIC NATIONS. SHE CONVERTS THEM TO CHRISTIANITY, AND CIVILIZES THEM. ..."

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