germanic (not comparable)

  1. Of or containing germanium.
  2. Containing germanium with a valence of 4.

  • (British) IPA: /d͡ʒɜː(ɹ)ˈmæn.ɪk/
Proper noun
  1. (linguistics) The early, undocumented ancestral language from which other Germanic languages such as Dutch, Frisian, English, German, Yiddish, and Scandinavian languages developed.
    Synonyms: Proto-Germanic, Common Germanic
  2. (linguistics) The group of Indo-European languages that developed from Germanic.
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  1. Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons).
    a Germanic tribe
  2. (linguistics) Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic.
    a Germanic language
  3. Having German characteristics.
    Synonyms: German, Teutonic
    He arrived with Germanic punctuality.
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germanic (plural germanics)

  1. (history) A native of Germania.
    Synonyms: Germanian

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