from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient region of central Europe north of the Danube and east of the Rhine. It was never under Roman control.
  • A part of the Roman Empire west of the Rhine River corresponding to present-day northeast France and sections of Belgium and the Netherlands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Germany personified.
  • n. Gipsy-language; thieves' cant; jargon; gibberish.


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  • Clemens Winkler named germanium from the Latin word Germania meaning Germany.


  • Nothing remains for them but to vacate their professors 'chairs, and -- according to Virchow and the "Germania" -- the "Modern Polity" would be in duty bound to deprive them of their liberty of teaching if they did not voluntarily renounce it.

    Freie wissenschaft und freie lehr. English

  • Hitler planned essentially to replace the core of Berlin with a city called Germania, built from marble and granite to last a thousand years.

    The Mythology of Munich

  • Chapter Eleven Besides the great expanse across the Rhine known as Germania, there were also the lands bordering the Danube, that sister river of the Rhine, which ran thirteen hundred miles until it reached the Euxine Sea.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • Hibernia, and Kummc would produce from under the counter a paper called Germania, and the two would denounce "perfidious Albion" by the hour.

    Jimmie Higgins

  • Cornelius Tacitus, best known for his grimly disillusioned history of Rome's wicked emperors, was also the author of a short ethnographic treatise on the German tribes, known as the Germania.

    Slate Magazine

  • As a result Germania, which is rolling over its fleet of Boeing 737s, will become a new


  • Peering down from another was Albert Speer, Hitler's court architect, who had his own model, which notoriously turned the city into "Germania," the gigantesque capital of Hitler's 1,000-year Reich.

    Berlin's Fulfilled Dreams and Empty Spaces

  • "Germania" sets out to counter anti-German prejudice by celebrating the quirky, often cosmopolitan aspects of German history and culture that are at odds with the caricature of a monolithic, ruthlessly efficient and aggressively Teutonic state, associated first with Prussian expansionism and then, notoriously, with the totalitarianism of the Third Reich.

    Teutonic Temptations

  • "Germania" is a loosely chronological history of Germany that ends in 1933, when the Nazis came to power.

    Teutonic Temptations


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