Associations to the word «Germanic»


GERMANIC, proper noun. (linguistics) The early, undocumented language from which other Germanic languages such as German, English, Dutch and Scandinavian languages developed.
GERMANIC, proper noun. (linguistics) The group of Indo-European languages that developed from Germanic.
GERMANIC, adjective. Having German characteristics.
GERMANIC, adjective. Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons).
GERMANIC, adjective. (linguistics) Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic.
GERMANIC, adjective. Of or containing germanium.
GERMANIC, adjective. Containing germanium with a valence of 4.
GERMANIC ACID, noun. (inorganic compound) a trivial name for germanium dioxide, GeO2

Dictionary definition

GERMANIC, noun. A branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic.
GERMANIC, adjective. Of or relating to the language of Germans; "the Germanic sound shifts".
GERMANIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages; "Teutonic peoples such as Germans and Scandinavians and British"; "Germanic mythology".

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