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1german

adjective ger·man \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

1German

noun Ger·man \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
GERMANS Defined for Kids

1German

noun Ger·man \ˈjər-mən\

Definition of GERMAN for Kids

1
:  a person born or living in Germany
2
:  the language spoken mainly in Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland

2German

adjective

Definition of GERMAN for Kids

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

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