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  • proper n. The branch of the Germanic language family consisting of English, Frisian languages, Dutch, Afrikaans, Low Saxon languages, German, and Yiddish, and their immediate predecessors.
  • proper n. The presumed unattested ancestor of these languages (more properly called Proto-West Germanic).
  • adj. Of or relating to these languages.

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  • n. a branch of the Germanic languages


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