germanely

germane

[jer-meyn]
adjective
1.
closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue.
2.
Obsolete. closely related.

Origin:
variant of german

germanely, adverb
germaneness, noun
nongermane, adjective
ungermane, adjective


1. related, applicable, apposite, appropriate, fitting, apt, suited.
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germane (dʒɜːˈmeɪn)
 
adj (usually foll by to)
related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevant: an idea germane to the conversation
 
[variant of german²]
 
ger'manely
 
adv
 
ger'maneness
 
n

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germane
mid-14c., "having the same parents," derived from german (1); cf. human/humane, urban/urbane. Main modern sense of "closely connected, relevant" (c.1600) derives from use in "Hamlet" Act V, Scene ii: "The phrase would bee more Germaine to the matter: If we could carry Cannon
by our sides," which is a fig. use of the word in the now-obsolete sense of "closely related, akin" (late 15c.) in reference to things, not persons.
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