Origin of germane
Examples from the Web for germane
Germane and relevant in their way, but wielding a different methodology.
Beck's is also an import whose most germane attribute is its Germanity.
My experiences of this city are not, however, germane to this narrative.I Walked in Arden|Jack Crawford
Therefore, a brief account of how this became possible will be germane.Harvey's Views on the Use of the Circulation of the Blood|John G. Curtis
However the mention of a few remarkable instances is germane to the matter of which we are treating.Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)|Plutarch
The subject assigned me is incidental rather than germane to the work of this Congress.
Other fields of mental satisfaction have been left entirely outside as not germane to the inquiry.Success (Second Edition)|Max Aitken Beaverbrook
British Dictionary definitions for germane
Word Origin for germane
Word Origin and History for germane
mid-14c., "having the same parents," derived from german (adj.); cf. human/humane, urban/urbane. Main modern sense of "closely connected, relevant" (c.1600) derives from use in "Hamlet" Act V, Scene ii: "The phrase would bee more Germaine to the matter: If we could carry Cannon by our sides," which is a figurative use of the word in the now-obsolete sense of "closely related, akin" (late 15c.) in reference to things, not persons.