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Dictionary definition for: Germanic

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. (a) of or relating to the language of Germans; "the Germanic sound shifts"

3. (a) of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages; "Teutonic peoples such as Germans and Scandinavians and British" "Germanic mythology"

4. (a) of a more or less German nature; somewhat German; "Germanic peoples" "his Germanic nature" "formidable volumes Teutonic in their thoroughness"

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