german

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1ger·man

adjective \ˈjər-mən\

Definition of GERMAN

:  having the same parents or the same grandparents on either the maternal or paternal side —usually used after the noun which it modifies and joined to it by a hyphen <brother-german> <cousin-german>

Origin of GERMAN

Middle English germain, from Anglo-French, from Latin germanus having the same parents, from germen
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

Rhymes with GERMAN

2german

noun

Definition of GERMAN

obsolete
:  a near relative

First Known Use of GERMAN

15th century

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

1Ger·man

noun \ˈjər-mən\

: a person born, raised, or living in Germany : a person whose family is from Germany

: the language of Germany that is also spoken in Austria, parts of Switzerland, and other places

Full Definition of GERMAN

1
:  a member of any of the Germanic peoples inhabiting western Europe in Roman times
2
a :  a native or inhabitant of Germany
b :  a person of German descent
c :  one whose native language is German and who is a native of a country other than Germany
3
a :  the Germanic language spoken mainly in Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland
b :  the literary and official language of Germany
4
often not capitalized
a :  a dance consisting of intricate figures that are improvised and intermingled with waltzes
b chiefly Midland :  a dancing party; specifically :  one at which the german is danced

Origin of GERMAN

Middle English, from Medieval Latin Germanus, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

Rhymes with GERMAN

2German

adjective

Definition of GERMAN

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the Germans, or German

First Known Use of GERMAN

15th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

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