Teutonic languages
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, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teutonic order — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • Teutonic — or Teuton(s) may refer to: *the Teutons * Germanic peoples (dated) , see Theodiscus ** Teutonic Mythology ** Germanic languages (dated) * Furor Teutonicus * A German military order, the Teutonic Knights. *SS Teutonic (1889)ee also*Theodiscus …   Wikipedia

  • Teutonic — (adj.) c.1600, of or pertaining to the Germanic languages and to peoples or tribes who speak or spoke them, from L. Teutonicus, from Teutones, name of a tribe that inhabited coastal Germany and devastated Gaul 113 101 B.C.E., probably from a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Teutonic Knights — This article is about the religious order. For the state, see State of the Teutonic Order. For the historical novel, see The Knights of the Cross. For the film, see Knights of the Teutonic Order (film). Teutonic Knights Coat of arms …   Wikipedia

  • Teutonic — Teu·ton·ic || tjuː tÉ’nɪk adj. of the Teutons, of or pertaining to the ancient Germanic people which inhabited northern Europe; of or pertaining to Germanic languages; of or pertaining to speakers of Germanic languages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Teutonic — Teutonically, adv. /tooh ton ik, tyooh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Teutons or Germans; German. 3. noting or pertaining to the northern European stock that includes the German …   Universalium

  • Teutonic — /tjuˈtɒnɪk/ (say tyooh tonik) adjective 1. of or relating to the ancient Teutons. 2. of or relating to the Teutons or Germans; German. 3. denoting or relating to the northern European stock which includes the German, Dutch, Scandinavian, British …   Australian English dictionary

  • Teutonic — adj. & n. adj. 1 relating to or characteristic of the Germanic peoples or their languages. 2 German. n. the early language usu. called Germanic. Derivatives: Teutonicism n. Etymology: F teutonique f. L Teutonicus (as TEUTON) …   Useful english dictionary

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