Definitions

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

  • n. A specialist in the study of German or Germanic culture, literature, or language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Person who studies Germanic languages and the associated literatures and general cultures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A student of the German language; in a wider sense, a student or one having an expert knowledge of Germanic or Teutonic philology.

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

  • n. a specialist in the study of Germanic language or culture or literature

Etymologies

German +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'll also ask my good friend who's a '' Germanist ''.

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  • As you're a Germanist, I'd recommend watching the German-dubbed version.

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  • They are counting on Germanist principle of universal jurisdiction which allows prosecution, no matter where the crimes are committed.

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  • Together with Germanist Sally Winkle, he guided me in my research and read the manuscript for historical accuracy.

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  • How far this goes with some people -- as a rule people with a sense of location are the more intelligent -- I saw some time ago when the Germanist Bernhardt Seuffert told me that when he did not know how anything is spelled he imagined its appearance, and when that did not help he wrote both the forms between which he was vacillating and then knew which one was the correct one.

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  • The writer had just entered into his eighteenth year, when he met at the table of a certain Anglo-Germanist an individual, apparently somewhat under thirty, of middle stature, a thin and weaselly figure, a sallow complexion, a certain obliquity of vision, and a large pair of spectacles.

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  • Professor Ettmuller, the Germanist and Edda scholar, had been invited to listen to a reading of my Siegfried and had been led home in a state of melancholy enthusiasm, there was a regular outburst of wanton spirits among those who had remained behind.

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  • The writer had just entered into his eighteenth year, when he met at the table of a certain Anglo-Germanist {372a} an individual apparently somewhat under thirty, of middle stature, a thin and weaselly figure, a sallow complexion, a certain obliquity of vision, and a large pair of spectacles.

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  • He holds an advanced degree, a Ph. D. from Moscow State University where he actually focused as a Germanist, so he does have a broad range of knowledge.

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  • Instead of putting into his friend, the Anglo-Germanist Williams Taylor's mouth, the opinion "that as we are aware that others frequently misinterpret us, we are equally liable to fall into the same error with respect to them," he alters it to the very different one, "That there is always some eye upon us; and that it is impossible to keep anything we do from the world, as it will assuredly be divulged by somebody as soon as it is his interest to do so."

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