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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: germanus 'having the same parents', from germen; GERM

germane

adjective
     
ger‧mane formal
an idea, remark etc that is germane to something is related to it in an important and suitable way [= relevant]
germane to
an article which is germane to the subject being discussed

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