Definition of North Germanic in English:

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North Germanic


The northern branch of the Germanic languages, descended from Old Norse and comprising Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese.


Relating to North Germanic.
Example sentences
  • Danish is a North Germanic language closely related to Norwegian and Swedish, and is also related to the West Germanic languages, including German and English.
  • Swedish is a North Germanic language, related to Norwegian, Danish, and German.
  • Today, Germanic languages and peoples fall into two groups: North Germanic, alias Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faeroese), and West Germanic (German, English, and Frisian).

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Syllabification: North Ger·man·ic

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