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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the ancient Teutons.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Germanic languages or their speakers.
  • n. Germanic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the ancient Germanic people, the Teutons.
  • adj. Having qualities that are regarded as typical of German people.
  • adj. The Germanic branch of Indo-European family of languages

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Teutons, esp. the ancient Teutons; Germanic.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to any of the Teutonic languages, or the peoples who speak these languages.
  • n. The language of the ancient Germans; the Teutonic languages, collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to the Teutons; of or belonging to the peoples of Germanic origin; in the widest sense, pertaining to the Scandinavians, and to the peoples of Anglo-Saxon origin, as well as to German races proper.
  • or
  • German, subdivided into Low German and High German—the Low German tribe of tongues being the Anglo-Saxon or English, Old Saxon, Friesic or Frisian, Dutch and Flemish, and Low German proper (Platt-Deutsch), while the High German has been divided into three periods, viz., Old High German, Middle High German, and modern German
  • Scandinavian, comprising Icelandic or Old Norse, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish. See Gothic, German, Anglo-Saxon, etc.
  • the Low German branch, including the Frisians, the Low Germans, the Dutch, the Flemings, and the English descended from the Jutes, Angles, and Saxons who settled in Britain
  • the Scandinavian branch, including the Icelanders, the Norwegians, the Danes, and the Swedes.
  • n. The language, or languages collectively, of the Teutonic or Germanic peoples.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages

Etymologies

Latin Teutōnicus, from Teutōnī, Teutons; see Teuton.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1580, from Latin Teutōnicus, from Teutōnes, Teutōnī (name of a Germanic tribe that inhabited coastal Germany and devastated Gaul between 113-101 B.C., "the Teutons"). See Teuton. (Wiktionary)

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