|1.||[ adjective ] of a more or less German nature; somewhat German|
"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|
"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|
|Related terms:||Indo-European Old_Norse Proto-Norse Scandinavian East_Germanic West_Germanic|