Proto-Germanic

[proh-toh-jer-man-ik]

noun

the unattested prehistoric parent language of the Germanic languages; Germanic.

adjective

of or relating to Proto-Germanic.

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British Dictionary definitions for proto-germanic

Proto-Germanic

noun

the prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Germanic languages
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