What does Germanic mean?

Definitions for Germanic
dʒərˈmæn ɪkger·man·ic

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Germanic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Germanic, Germanic languageadjective

    a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic

  2. Germanicadjective

    of or relating to the language of Germans

    "the Germanic sound shifts"

  3. Teutonic, Germanicadjective

    of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages

    "Teutonic peoples such as Germans and Scandinavians and British"; "Germanic mythology"


  1. Germanicadjective

    Having German characteristics

  2. Germanicadjective

    Relating to the Germanic peoples (such as Germans, Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons)

  3. Germanicadjective

    Relating to the language or group of languages known as Germanic

  4. Germanicnoun

    The early, undocumented language from which other Germanic languages such as German, English, Dutch and Scandinavian languages developed.

  5. Germanicnoun

    The group of Indo-European languages that developed from Germanic.

  6. germanicadjective

    Of or containing germanium.

  7. germanicadjective

    Containing germanium with a valence of 4.

  8. Etymology: Germanicus.


  1. germanic

    Germanic generally refers to anything related to the Germanic people, languages, or cultures. It is primarily associated with the people and languages of Northern Europe, including German, Dutch, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic, among others. This term is also used in historical and anthropological contexts to refer to a group of tribes or societies in ancient Europe believed to be the ancestors of these linguistic and cultural groups. The Germanic period is deemed to have lasted from around the 1st to the 4th century AD. In the context of art and architecture, Germanic can refer to the artistic styles prevalent in the regions dominated by these Germanic cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Germanicadjective

    pertaining to, or containing, germanium

  2. Germanicnoun

    of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy

  3. Germanicnoun


  4. Etymology: [L. Germanicus: cf. F. germanique. See German, n.]

Anagrams for Germanic »

  1. amercing

  2. creaming

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Germanic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Germanic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Germanic in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Nilsson:

    A number of Germanic tribes have variations of this hairstyle.

  2. Benito Mussolini:

    But which race? Does there exist a German race? Has it ever existed? Will it ever exist? Reality, myth, or hoax of the theorists? Ah well, we respond, a Germanic race does not exist. Various movements. Curiosity. Stupor. We repeat. Does not exist. We don't say so. Scientists say so. Hitler says so.

  3. Peter Barsoom:

    Cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac in many cultures for centuries. In India, it was used as far back as the seventh century. Its use for sexual health was documented in Chinese texts, amongst Germanic tribes and by many African cultures.

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