- of or containing germanium, especially in the tetravalent state.
Origin of germanic
- of or relating to the Teutons or their languages.
- of, relating to, or noting the Germanic branch of languages.
- a branch of the Indo-European family of languages including German, Dutch, English, the Scandinavian languages, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, and the extinct Gothic language.
- Proto-Germanic(def 1).
- an ancient Indo-European language, the immediate linguistic ancestor of the Germanic languages. Abbreviation: Gmc
Origin of Germanic
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Examples from the Web for germanic
Yes, as a figure, “Santa Claus” has his roots in early Christian Europe, Dutch folklore, and Germanic paganism.Yes, Megyn Kelly, Santa Can Be Black (and Jesus, Too)
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Italian unification in 1861 married the Germanic north with the Latin south.The Euro Crisis Not a Racial-Fable
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“For me to learn any Romance or Germanic dialect, just put me in the environment, and it would come alive,” he said.Adventures with an Extreme Polyglot: Excerpt from 'Babel No More'
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I know the play started in England and is now in America, but there is a slightly Germanic quality to it.Ken Lay Lives!
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Matzo ball soup is definitely American, but also Eastern European and Germanic and French.Secrets of the Ultimate Jewish Mother
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This applies only to the Germanic side; there is little change on the Russian.
The Germanic chain was complete, with every link welded together.
The Germanic invasions of France are matters of elementary history.Mountain Meditations
Germanic England greatly differed in this from Germanic France.A Literary History of the English People
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This was in fact the usual course of the Germanic procedure.The Common Law
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- of or containing germanium in the tetravalent state
- of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the German language, or any people that speaks a Germanic language
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Word Origin and History for germanic
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