germanic : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
- a of or relating to the language of Germans
- a of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages
News & Articles
- 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.
June 25, 2013 - Omaha World-Herald
- Daniel Barenboim in International Herald Tribune
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.
- Keith Richards in The Guardian
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 FÃ¼hrerbunker. It was that sort of feeling: very Germanic down there - swastikas on the staircase:...