Variant of Germanic
- Now Rare German
- designating or of a group of N European peoples including the Germans, Scandinavians, Dutch, English, etc., or the peoples from whom they are descended
- designating or of the language group Germanic
Origin: L Germanicus, of the Germans: orig. applied to a particular tribe, prob. Celtic
- Obsolete Proto-Germanic
- a principal branch of the Indo-European family of languages, comprising the languages descended from Proto-Germanic: it is divided into three groups
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