Origin of german
Origin of German
Examples from the Web for german
Contemporary Examples of german
An additional 12,000 took to the streets in other German towns.Europe’s Islam Haters Say We Told You So
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
In the video, the bus is getting searched by a cop with a German shepherd.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish
December 22, 2014
Many more German divisions would enter the fray over the next few days.
In the event, the enemy did plenty—far more than SHAEF, or for that matter the German high command, imagined possible.
Founded by German monks in present-day Old Town Stockholm, Zum Franziskaner has become a legend amongst locals and tourists.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of german
Many words of the talkative German were running in his mind from the night before.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He has made a speech, and dedicated it to German fame for ever.
It was made for the occasion by the stoutest courier, who was a German.
The German merely smoked and laughed; and they all smoked and laughed.
I have, however, given due credit to German criticism, when it is sound.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Word Origin for german
Word Origin for german
"of the same parents or grandparents," c.1300, from Old French germain "closely related" (12c.), from Latin germanus "full, own (of brothers and sisters); one's own brother; genuine, real," related to germen (genitive germinis) "sprout, bud," dissimilated from PIE *gen(e)-men-, from root *gene- "to give birth, beget" (see genus). Your cousin-german (also first cousin) is the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt; your children and your first cousin's are second cousins to one another; to you, your first cousin's children are first cousin once removed.
"Teuton, member of the Germanic tribes," 1520s (plural Germayns attested from late 14c.), from Latin Germanus, first attested in writings of Julius Caesar, who used Germani to designate a group of tribes in northeastern Gaul, origin unknown, probably the name of an individual tribe. It is perhaps of Gaulish (Celtic) origin, perhaps originally meaning "noisy" (cf. Old Irish garim "to shout") or "neighbor" (cf. Old Irish gair "neighbor"). The earlier English word was Almain (early 14c.) or Dutch.
Þe empere passede from þe Grees to þe Frenschemen and to þe Germans, þat beeþ Almayns. [John of Trevisa, translation of Higdon's Polychronicon, 1387]
Their name for themselves was the root word of modern German Deutsch (see Dutch). Roman writers also used Teutoni as a German tribal name, and Latin writers after about 875 commonly refer to the German language as teutonicus. See also Alemanni and Teutonic. As an adjective, from 1550s. The German shepherd (dog) (1922) translates German deutscher Schäferhund. German Ocean as an old name for the North Sea translates Ptolemy. German measles attested by 1856.