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Meaning of germanic

ger•man•ic

Pronunciation: ( jur-man'ik, -mā'nik), [key]
— adj. Chem.
  1. of or containing germanium, esp. in the tetravalent state.

Ger•man•ic

Pronunciation: ( jur-man'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Teutons or their languages.
  2. German.
  3. of, pertaining to, or noting the Germanic branch of languages.
—n.
  1. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages including German, Dutch, English, the Scandinavian languages, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, and the extinct Gothic language.
  2. Proto-Germanic (def. 1).
  3. an ancient Indo-European language, the immediate linguistic ancestor of the Germanic languages.
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