- 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 of GermanicClassical Latin Germanicus, of the Germans: origin, originally applied to a particular tribe, probably Celtic
- Obs. Proto-Germanic
- a principal branch of the Indo-European family of languages, comprising the languages descended from Proto-Germanic: it is divided into three groupsEast Germanic (including Gothic), North Germanic (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Old Norse, etc.), and West Germanic (English, Dutch, German, Yiddish, Frisian, etc.)
- a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany or its people, language, or culture.b. Of or relating to the Teutons.
- Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises North Germanic, West Germanic, and the extinct East Germanic.
- Of or relating to a member of a Germanic-speaking people.
The Germanic branch of Indo-European.
- Of or containing germanium.
- Containing germanium with a valence of 4.
(comparative more Germanic, superlative most Germanic)
- Having German characteristics.
- He arrived with Germanic punctuality.
- Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons).
- a Germanic tribe
- (linguistics) Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic.
- a Germanic language
From Latin Germānicus.