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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.JUR-mə-nee
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Meaning & History

From Latin Germania, first attested in the writings of Julius Caesar, used to refer to the areas east of the Rhine and north of the Danube. The origin of the term is uncertain. This is an English exonym corresponding to German Deutschland.
Other Languages & CulturesGermania Ancient Roman Germania Italian Germaniya Russian
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute