Definition of Indo-Germanic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌindōjərˈmanik/ /ˌɪndoʊdʒərˈmænɪk/


  • former term for Indo-European (adjective)

    ‘Oriya and Assamese language are contemporary, have their roots in the eastern Magadhi group of the Indo-Germanic family.’
    • ‘Might this be an Indo-Germanic rebuttal of Orwellian Newspeak?’
    • ‘The terms Indo-European and the older Indo-Germanic and Indo-Celtic aptly described the spread of the language families from India to Britain and Iceland.’
    • ‘To Lenormant, Egyptians were ‘Japetic,’ while Courtet found them Indo-Germanic or Indo-Semitic, in any case ‘Arian.’’