Definition of Proto-Germanic in English:

Proto-Germanic

noun

    • ‘Repeating the exercise, we analyze the related languages - Proto-Germanic, the ancestor of Latin, Celtic, Greek, Baltic, Slavic, Albanian, Armenian, Anatolian, Hittite, Indo-Iranian, and Tocharian.’
    • ‘The tribes that came west also split up and developed Proto-Germanic into the languages German, Dutch, and Frisian.’
    • ‘The Germanic languages are widely presumed to have descended from the so-called Proto-Germanic language.’
    • ‘The best we could do would be to reconstruct Proto-Germanic.’

Pronunciation

Proto-Germanic

/ˌprōdōjərˈmänik/