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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the ancient Teutons.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Germanic languages or their speakers.
  • noun Germanic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • noun The language, or languages collectively, of the Teutonic or Germanic peoples.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons or their languages

Etymologies

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

[Latin Teutōnicus, from Teutōnī, Teutons; see Teuton.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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