Teutonic
Teutonic Teu*ton"ic, a. [L. Teutonicus, from Teutoni, or Teutones. See {Teuton}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Teutons, esp. the ancient Teutons; Germanic. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to any of the Teutonic languages, or the peoples who speak these languages. [1913 Webster]

{Teutonic languages}, a group of languages forming a division of the Indo-European, or Aryan, family, and embracing the High German, Low German, Gothic, and Scandinavian dialects and languages.

{Teutonic order}, a military religious order of knights, established toward the close of the twelfth century, in imitation of the Templars and Hospitalers, and composed chiefly of Teutons, or Germans. The order rapidly increased in numbers and strength till it became master of all Prussia, Livonia, and Pomerania. In its decay it was abolished by Napoleon; but it has been revived as an honorary order. [1913 Webster]


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  • Teutonic — Teu*ton ic, n. The language of the ancient Germans; the Teutonic languages, collectively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teutonic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the Teutons. 2) informal, often derogatory displaying characteristics popularly attributed to Germans …   English terms dictionary

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  • Teutonic — [[t]tjuːtɒ̱nɪk, AM tuː [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Teutonic means typical of or relating to German people. [FORMAL] There was sweat pouring over her Teutonic face... The coach was a masterpiece of Teutonic engineering …   English dictionary

  • Teutonic — adjective /ˌtjuːˈtɒn.ɪk/ a) Relating to the ancient Germanic people, the Teutons. Teutonic exactitude b) Having qualities that are regarded as typical of German people. See Also: Teutonic Knights …   Wiktionary

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