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Definition of Germanic


  1. Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.
  2. Of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy.
  3. Teutonic.

Germanic Quotations

For a century after the reign of Frederick, Prussia remained the most prominent Germanic state in Europe.
Kelly Miller

The name Shatner is Austrian and partly Germanic, and there's Germanic reticence and silence perhaps, but there is passion underneath.
William Shatner

Historical grammar is a study of how, say, modern English developed from Middle English, and how that developed from Early and Old English, and how that developed from Germanic, and that developed from what's called Proto-Indo-European, a source system that nobody speaks, so you have to try to reconstruct it.
Noam Chomsky

It's true, some senior Hungarian writers are not known for their laughter. There is a strong Germanic influence - an attitude that if it's enjoyable it can't possibly be literature.
Tibor Fischer

The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century, at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West.
Henri Pirenne
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Germanic Translations

germanic in Afrikaans is Germaans
germanic in Dutch is Germaans
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