In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(folklore/tribes) germánico(features/temperament) germano
- Ludwig had first been introduced to ancient Germanic tales by his governess and later became obsessed with the dark stories.
- Derived from traditional Germanic law, feudal law was very different from Roman law.
- In about A.D.300, Attila the Hun invaded what is now Germany and pushed Germanic tribes into northern Belgium.
- It has to be the Germanic part of our national character, this desire that everyone should conform.
- It's probably not traditional, but the strudel concept is Germanic enough that I can label it German and get away with it.
- Lev was a perfect German speaker and with his Germanic looks could infiltrate the German army if necessary.
- Germans get to choose which definite article to put before an English word but they just cannot get Germanic substitutes for so many business terms.
- He thus began that link between pope and Germanic king that was to dominate the notion of the Western Christian empire for centuries.
- This was the first crucial test of his war strategy: he proclaimed the liberty of the Gauls, those Germanic tribes who had settled in northern Italy and who had not been long under Roman rule.
- The strongest and most formal toasting traditions are found in the eastern European, Germanic and Scandinavian countries.
- In Europe, there is a fighting chance because of a strong widespread environmental ethic at least in the Scandinavian and Germanic countries.
- The Welshmen of the code of laws clearly referred to the British inhabitants of the west country taken over and governed according to Germanic law by the West Saxon king.
- The Dutch are primarily of Germanic stock with some Gallo-Celtic mixture.
- So they went for a Cardinal, a hardedged enforcer with a Germanic preoccupation with discipline and order.
- If that doesn't work, remember this Germanic tip I was told back in the early days of my vinous education - the harder the name the better the wine.
- There are some connections to the Germanic Indo-Europeans also.
- During the Germanic migration the north-eastern provinces of the Roman Empire suffered greatly.
- The design is functional rather than adventurous, and speaks of Germanic solidity rather than French or Italian design flair.
- Her ancestries from her father's side traced back to the ancient Germanic tribes known as the Visi-Goths, who had lived in this land even before the Romans, and were all of a blue-eyed breed.
- Likewise, his Daphnis is characterized by precision, and by concern for form, attributes which seem more Germanic than French.
- And, as we will see, feudalism itself grew out of this combination of Germanic custom and Roman law.
- As western Europe fell to the Germanic invasions, imperial power shifted to the Byzantine Empire, that is, the eastern part of the Roman Empire, with its capital at Constantinople.
- The Christmas tree, for example, harks back to a northern Germanic fertility festival and feast of the dead when greenery was hung up in the home to warn off evil spirits.
- Einhard tells us that Charlemagne himself commanded that ancient Germanic songs should be preserved.
- Across those Alps, in the 6th century, came a Germanic tribe called the Lombards.
- Its origins are Germanic; it was in Germany that Sartre encountered the philosophy indelibly associated with his name.
- Originally a German dialect, Pennsylvania Dutch was spoken by Germanic settlers in southeastern Pennsylvania.
- The Swedes are a Scandinavian people descended from Germanic tribes who emigrated to the region in ancient times, displacing the indigenous Sami.
- Holy history was replaced by an ancient Germanic mythology.
- It also spread throughout medieval Europe, particularly among Germanic peoples, who also developed bowed variants.
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