from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany or its people, language, or culture.
- adj. Of or relating to the Teutons.
- adj. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises North Germanic, West Germanic, and the extinct East Germanic.
- adj. Of or relating to a member of a Germanic-speaking people.
- n. The Germanic branch of Indo-European.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The early, undocumented language from which other Germanic languages such as German, English, Dutch and Scandinavian languages developed.
- proper n. The group of Indo-European languages that developed from Germanic.
- adj. Having German characteristics.
- adj. Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons).
- adj. Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Germany.
- adj. Teutonic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to Germany or the Germans.
- In a wider sense, of or belonging to the peoples of Germany and their kindred, or to their institutions; Teutonic.
- n. The language of the Teutonic or Germanic peoples. See Teutonic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
- adj. of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages
- adj. of or relating to the language of Germans
The truth is, apologies to Teutonic types, certain Germanic phonemes just grate on the ears to those used to the mellifluous sounds of Romance languages.
I would suggest that outside the realm of jokes between folks who are interested in Germanic languages, it would be an abuse of such things ....
If something Germanic is required, think Prussian: Hasso, Jesko, etc.
: - P I do hope to interest more lay people in Germanic literature and language issues through my own blog, which is ultimately just my way of keeping my finger in the Black Forest cake of Germanic studies.
More strictly, however, it denoted secret murder, which in Germanic antiquity was alone regarded as (in the modern sense) a crime, open homicide being considered a private wrong calling for blood-revenge or compensation.
The Roman civilization, church, language, and law are the chief elements in Germanic civilization.
"A Documented Presence: Medieval Women in Germanic Historiography."
What’s my point with this digression in Germanic morphology?
English is called a Germanic language, yet is chock-full of French — much more, it would seem, than of German.
A gilded Anglo-Saxon mount 2. The mount is decorated with animal ornament of the so-called Germanic Style II arranged concentrically in two zones.