A subdivision of the Germanic languages that includes High German, Low German, Yiddish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, and English.
- Of or relating to these languages.
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 of GermanicClassical Latin Germanicus, of the Germans: origin, originally applied to a particular tribe, probably 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