german, germane (adj.) Old form(s): Iermaine
near related, closely akin
Tim IV.iii.342[Timon to Apemantus, of being a leopard] thou wert german to the lion
TNK V.i.9[Theseus to Palamon and Arcite] You royal german foes
WT IV.iv.769[Autolycus to Clown, of the Shepherd] those that are germane to him ... shall all come under the hangman
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL