germanic germanic  /dʒər ˈmæ nɪk/


  1. (n) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
  2. (adj) of or relating to the language of Germans
  3. (adj) of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages



  • Cleveland Evans: Popularity of Charles grows from Charlemagne

    Charles is the French and English form of a Germanic word meaning “free man.” The first famous Charles was Charles Martel (688-741), King of the Franks, who defeated Muslim raiders at the Battle of Tours in 721.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald


  1. "It's a drama, but not heavy Germanic drama. Nobody dies. Nobody does anything terrible," Allen said.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Woody Allen Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "Of all the Wagner operas, 'Tristan' is the one opera that Wagner-haters like, even those who find the Ring intolerable, too Germanic, or whatever it is," Barenboim said.
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Daniel Barenboim Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. The house had once been occupied by the Nazis, and in a recent interview Richards describes working there as "like trying to make a record in the Führerbunker. It was that sort of feeling: very Germanic down there - swastikas on the staircase:...
    on Apr 24, 2010 By: Keith Richards Source: The Guardian

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