1. [ adjective ] of a more or less German nature; somewhat German
Synonyms: German Teutonic

"Germanic peoples" "his Germanic nature" "formidable volumes Teutonic in their thoroughness

Related terms: Germany Germany Germany
2. [ adjective ] (Teutonic mythology) of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages
Synonyms: Teutonic

"Teutonic peoples such as Germans and Scandinavians and British" "Germanic mythology"

Related terms: Teuton Teuton
3. [ adjective ] of or relating to the language of Germans

"the Germanic sound shifts"

4. [ noun ] (linguistics) 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
Related terms: Indo-European Old_Norse Proto-Norse Scandinavian East_Germanic West_Germanic
Similar spelling:   German