Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Germanic: Germanic languages
a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany or its people, language, or culture.
b. Of or relating to the Teutons.
2. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises North Germanic, West Germanic, and the extinct East Germanic.
3. Of or relating to a member of a Germanic-speaking people.
The Germanic branch of Indo-European.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Languages) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic. Abbreviation: Gmc See East Germanic, West Germanic, North Germanic
2. (Languages) the unrecorded language from which all of these languages developed; Proto-Germanic
3. (Historical Terms) the unrecorded language from which all of these languages developed; Proto-Germanic
4. (Languages) of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
5. (Historical Terms) of, denoting, or relating to this group of languages
6. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the German language, or any people that speaks a Germanic language
7. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the German language, or any people that speaks a Germanic language
8. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the German language, or any people that speaks a Germanic language
(Elements & Compounds) of or containing germanium in the tetravalent state
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a family of languages, a branch of the Indo-European family, that includes English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic. Abbr.: Gmc Compare East Germanic, North Germanic, West Germanic.adj.
2. of or pertaining to Germanic or its speakers.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Germanic - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic|
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
Proto-Norse - the Germanic language of Scandinavia up until about 700
Old Norse - the extinct Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about to 700 to 1350
Nordic, North Germanic, North Germanic language, Scandinavian language, Scandinavian, Norse - the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
|Adj.||1.||Germanic - of or relating to the language of Germans; "the Germanic sound shifts"|
|2.||Germanic - of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages; "Teutonic peoples such as Germans and Scandinavians and British"; "Germanic mythology"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Germanic[dʒɜːˈmænɪk] ADJ → germánico
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Germanic[dʒɜːrˈmænɪk] adj (= typically German) → allemand(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Germanic[dʒɜːˈmænɪk] adj → germanico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995