Germane vs Pertinent what difference

English

Etymology 1

Variant form of german, adapted in this sense in allusions to its use in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Alternative forms

  • germain (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʒɜː(ɹ)ˈmeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • (US) IPA(key): /dʒɝˈmeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Adjective

germane (comparative more germane, superlative most germane)

  1. Related to a topic of discussion or consideration.
    Synonyms: pertinent, relevant, apt, on-topic; see also Thesaurus:pertinent
    • 1924, W. D. Ross., translator, Aristotle, Metaphysics. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001, Book 1, Part 5.
      Yet this much is germane to the present inquiry:
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Translations

Etymology 2

From germ(anium) +‎ -ane.

Noun

germane (plural germanes)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) germanium tetrahydride, GeH4
  2. (organic chemistry, especially in combination) Any organic derivative of this compound.
Synonyms
  • germanium tetrahydride
  • germanomethane
  • monogermane
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Gameren

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Adverb

germane

  1. in the German language
  2. Germanly; in the manner of a German

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Italian

Adjective

germane

  1. feminine plural of germano

Latin

Etymology 1

germānus (real, sincere) +‎ (adverb formant)

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ɡerˈmaː.neː/, [ɡɛrˈmäːneː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /d͡ʒerˈma.ne/, [d͡ʒɛrˈmɑːnɛ]

Adverb

germānē (comparative germānius, superlative germānissimē)

  1. sincerely

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ɡerˈmaː.ne/, [ɡɛrˈmäːnɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /d͡ʒerˈma.ne/, [d͡ʒɛrˈmɑːnɛ]

Adjective

germāne

  1. masculine vocative singular of germānus

References

  • germane in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • germane in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • germane in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French pertinent, from Latin pertinens, present participle of pertinere (to extend, stretch out, belong, relate, pertain, have concern), from per (through) + tenere (to hold).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəːtɪnənt/

Noun

pertinent (plural pertinents)

  1. (Scot’s law) A right that attaches to land

Adjective

pertinent (comparative more pertinent, superlative most pertinent)

  1. Important with regard to (a subject or matter); pertaining; relevant.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:pertinent

Related terms

  • impertinent
  • pertain
  • pertinence
  • pertinency

Translations

Further reading

  • pertinent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • pertinent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • pertinent at OneLook Dictionary Search

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin pertinens.

Adjective

pertinent (masculine and feminine plural pertinents)

  1. relevant, pertinent

Derived terms

  • pertinentment

Related terms

  • pertànyer
  • pertinença
  • pertinència

Further reading

  • “pertinent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “pertinent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “pertinent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “pertinent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pertinens, pertinentem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛʁ.ti.nɑ̃/

Adjective

pertinent (feminine singular pertinente, masculine plural pertinents, feminine plural pertinentes)

  1. pertinent; relevant
  2. judicious; justified

Derived terms

  • pertinence

Related terms

  • appartenir

Further reading

  • “pertinent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Verb

pertinent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of pertineō

Romanian

Etymology

From French pertinent.

Adjective

pertinent m or n (feminine singular pertinentă, masculine plural pertinenți, feminine and neuter plural pertinente)

  1. relevant

Declension


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