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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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Likewise, hell and 'Holle' (German) originate from the Germanic word 'hel', probably meaning "a place to hide".
It has always been important for the IVG to include Germanic languages other than German both in its structure and at the international meetings.
A Germanic language written in the Hebrew alphabet, Yiddish was the spoken tongue of roughly three-quarters of the world's Jews for the past 1,000 years.
Maurice in Germanic culture.(10) Martyred for refusing to renounce Christ for Rome, St.
In Anglo-Saxon England, a Germanic tradition of narrative poetry continued long after the conversion to Christianity and the vigorous cultivation of Christian historiography.
In fact, the Germanic peoples had a level of civil organization, folk culture, agriculture, and military technology that in many respects was not much less advanced than what existed to the south.
x) to the rise and fall of Germanic legend in England.
The recognition that the Germanic groups which invaded and settled in the Roman provinces were of mixed character and underwent a process of unification and definition in the course of the migration period has been general, though the mechanisms of such `nation-building' have been much debated.
As has, no doubt, been observed by all who deal with several medieval Germanic languages, changes in syllabic quantity and syllabication are not confined to any one of them, but are shared phenomena, occurring, however, somewhat differently and at somewhat different times in the various dialects.
For example on pages 202-3: "McKitterick describes the fundamental problem of Germanic awareness of the scope," followed by a short quotation; "This lack of awareness has led Walter Baetke to conclude .
This system is used in Germanic poetry, including Old English and Old Norse, as well as in some English verse.
Russell's book presents an interesting and important twist: he demonstrates how early medieval Christianity got fundamentally transformed by Germanic religious concepts and thought.