Definition of Germanic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʒɜːˈmænɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒɜːrˈmænɪk//
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  1. 1connected with or considered typical of Germany or its people She had an almost Germanic regard for order.
  2. 2connected with the language family that includes German, English, Dutch and Swedish among others
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin Germanicus, from Germanus, used to designate related peoples of central and northern Europe, a name perhaps given by Celts to their neighbours.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Germanic