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germānus , a, um, adj. v. germen, of brothers and sisters who have the same parents, or at least the same father,
I.full, own (very freq. and class.).
I. Lit.
B. Subst.: germānus , i, m., and germāna , ae, f., an own or full brother, own or full sister (rare): “nunc tu mihi es germanus pariter corpore et animo,Ter. Ad. 5, 8, 34: “haec germanus Eryx quondam tuus arma gerebat,Verg. A. 5, 412; Ov. M. 5, 13: “germanae justa dat ante suae,id. F. 3, 560; id. M. 6, 613: “(Dryades) Omnes germanae Cererem cum vestibus atris Maerentes adeunt,id. ib. 8, 781; Vulg. Gen. 27, 35 al.Poet., of animals, Att. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 22, 44.—In a pun with Germanus, a German: “Cimber hic fuit, a quo fratrem necatum hoc Ciceronis dicto notatum est: Germanum Cimber occidit,Quint. 8, 3, 29; so in plur., Vell. 2, 67 fin.
II. Transf.
A. Of or belonging to brothers and sisters, brotherly, sisterly (very rare); “nunc tu mihi amicus es in germanum modum,Plaut. Cas. 3, 4, 25; so, “casus (fratrum),Just. 27, 3 fin.
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