What is Germanic?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the language of Germans.
    Example: "The Germanic sound shifts"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Etymology Of Jämtland
... prefix Jamta is a genitive plural case of Jamts, a Germanic tribe ... The root of Jamt (Old West Norse jamti), and thus Jämtland, derives from the Proto-Germanic word stem emat- meaning persistent, efficient, enduring and hardworking ... words jämt (from emat-) and jämnt (from Germanic *ebna, "even") ...
Nine Herbs Charm
... mentioned frequently within the charm and are significant numbers in Germanic paganism and later Germanic folklore ... to both Christian and English Pagan elements, including a mention of the major Germanic god Woden ...
Braccae - Etymology
... The consonant sequence *b.r.k implies an origin in the Germanic (with regular sound change *g > *k) rather than the Celtic branch of the Indo-European languages Celtic ... The form *b.r.k is well attested in the Germanic languages (Proto-Germanic *brōkiz, see breeches) ... from Celtic-speakers, it seems odd that the Latin word has cc, apparently resembling the Germanic form with *k rather than the Celtic form with *g ...
... Germanic may refer to The Germanic languages, descended from Proto-Germanic ... The Germanic peoples List of Germanic peoples List of confederations of Germanic tribes German people Germanic mythology S/S Germanic (1875), a White Star Line steamship ...
Deutsche Mythologie
... Deutsche Mythologie (Teutonic Mythology) is a seminal treatise on Germanic mythology by Jacob Grimm ... is an exhaustive treatment of the subject, tracing the mythology and beliefs of the Ancient Germanic peoples from their earliest attestations to their survivals in modern traditions ... discursive of philological, historical, folkloristic, and poetic aspects of the pre-Christian Germanic religions ...

More definitions of "Germanic":

  • (adj): Of a more or less German nature; somewhat German.
    Example: "Germanic peoples"; "his Germanic nature"
    Synonyms: German, Teutonic
  • (adj): Of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages.
    Example: "Germanic mythology"
    Synonyms: Teutonic
  • (noun): A branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic.
    Synonyms: Germanic language