I. adjective Etymology: Middle English germain, from Anglo-French, from Latin germanus having the same parents, from germen Date: 14th century having the same parents or the same grandparents on either the maternal or paternal side — usually used after the noun which it modifies and joined to it by a hyphen <
II. noun Date: 15th century obsolete a near relative

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