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Germanic

1. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes English, Dutch, German, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic
2. the unrecorded language from which all of these languages developed; Proto-Germanic
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Bede, writing 300 years later in 731, lumps these tribes together based on their ancestral Germanic roots as "Anglecynn" (or "Englishkind").
Old-fashioned or not, however, the issue of orality persists in the study of early Germanic literature.
As for the Romans having slaughtered and enslaved the English she is again utterly in error since the English didn't exist and, in fact, arrived as a Germanic race (Anglo-Saxons) in the 5-7th centuries when the Romans had long since departed out of necessity to defend a crumbling empire, and the new arrivals gradually developed into the English race of today after many centuries having altered the Germanic tongue to the present.
As a Germanic philologist, I cannot ignore the presence of Germanic influence in Tolkien's work, as can be seen, for example, in the culture of the Rohirrim in The Lord of the Rings.
In this valuable new study, Dmytro Myeshkov provides a broad survey of Germanic settlement in New Russia (modern-day southern Ukraine).
insofar as they go back to Germanic * ban(n), *banjan, *band, *bandwjan, the voiced stop d being lost (in final position) in the subset ban n.
Historians and archaeologists are in a heaven all of their own with the cache shedding new light on the Anglo-Saxons - a Germanic people who ruled England from the fifth century until the Norman conquest in 1066.
degree in Germanic Languages from the University of Oregon, where he ran the 3000 meter steeplechase for legendary coach Bill Bowerman, and his J.
The mount is in the Insular style, a fusion of Germanic and Celtic traditions.
She also thought the uniforms worn by the British officers looked too Germanic," the source added.
One of the French firm's best cars ever, it engaged me as much as a 205 GTi, consistently returned 50-plus mpg and amazed me with its feel of Germanic solidity.