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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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One of the key observations here is that the long-term failure to engage meaningfully and collectively with the evidence for Germanic artefacts in France left an intellectual and political vacuum: "[t]he French thus paid a high price for the relative lack of attention to these sensitive data, since those unsympathetic to their national concerns were able to manipulate their interpretation to their own advantage" (p.
This association of fate and doom with weaving (or spinning) is also present in Classical and Germanic mythology (see Graves for Classical mythology; Dronke; and both Augustyn items in the bibliography for Germanic mythology).
To be fair, Myeshkov's subject is the broader history of all Germanic settlers, but this specific example points to a larger problem.
insofar as they go back to Germanic *ban(n), *bannjan, *band, *bandwjan, the voiced stop d being lost (in final position) in the subset BAN n.
Ancient Privileges discusses Germanic law and the editing of Beowulf, two subjects with more in common than might be thought.
In an extra twist the evergreen tree has been ascribed magical power by the Germanic peoples as a representation of fertility.
The Latinate portion of the English lexicon is generally considered a mark of "high linguistic register", in the sense of a literate level of language use that is more appropriate to formal or learned communicative contexts than everyday colloquial items deriving from native Germanic sources (Bauer 1983; Givon 1993).
The old Nordic streets, with their scaled-down Germanic architecture (always a jot 'sweeter' than in Hamburg or Frankfurt), now echo to the sounds of students comparing the qualities of this coffee house to that and their parents comparing Sushi techniques that are surely more delightful than the old recipe for keeping a fish under a stone for 100 years.
The research, led by the University College London, aims to explain the high number of Germanic male line ancestors found in modern day England.
A former officer in the German Army, undoubtedly influenced by his colonial service in the tropics, Suren used his camera to re-create scenes from the naked and blithe life of Germanic tribes prior to their contact with the more reticent Christian civilization.
From the front, the Lucerne is clearly trying to hit Lexus head-on; from the rear, the style takes on a more Germanic sense, ala Volkswagen Phaeton (not sure you'd want to model your styling after VW's biggest failure).