Germanic

adjective
Ger·​man·​ic | \ (ˌ)jər-ˈma-nik How to pronounce Germanic (audio) \

Definition of Germanic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : german
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Germanic-speaking peoples
3 : of, relating to, or constituting Germanic

Germanic

noun

Definition of Germanic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a branch of the Indo-European language family containing English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Frisian, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic — see Indo-European Languages Table

Examples of Germanic in a Sentence

Adjective Germanic languages, such as German, English, Dutch, and the Scandinavian languages.

First Known Use of Germanic

Adjective

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1718, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Germanic was in 1539

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“Germanic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Germanic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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Germanic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Germanic

: of or relating to Germans
: of or relating to the German language or to other closely related languages

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