from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany or its people, language, or culture.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Teutons.
  • adjective Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises North Germanic, West Germanic, and the extinct East Germanic.
  • adjective Of or relating to a member of a Germanic-speaking people.
  • noun The Germanic branch of Indo-European.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to Germany or the Germans.
  • In a wider sense, of or belonging to the peoples of Germany and their kindred, or to their institutions; Teutonic.
  • noun The language of the Teutonic or Germanic peoples. See Teutonic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Germany.
  • adjective A loose sense Teutonic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun linguistics The early, undocumented language from which other Germanic languages such as German, English, Dutch and Scandinavian languages developed.
  • proper noun linguistics The group of Indo-European languages that developed from Germanic.
  • adjective Having German characteristics.
  • adjective Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons).
  • adjective linguistics Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
  • adjective of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages
  • adjective of or relating to the language of Germans


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin Germanicus.



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