[too-ton-ik, tyoo-]
of or pertaining to the ancient Teutons.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Teutons or Germans; German.
noting or pertaining to the northern European stock that includes the German, Dutch, Scandinavian, British, and related peoples.
(of languages) Germanic.

1580–90; Teuton + -ic

Teutonically, adverb
anti-Teutonic, adjective
non-Teutonic, adjective
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Teutonic (tjuːˈtɒnɪk)
1.  characteristic of or relating to the German people: Teutonic thoroughness
2.  of or relating to the ancient Teutons
3.  (not used in linguistics) of or relating to the Germanic languages
4.  an obsolete name for Germanic

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Word Origin & History

1605, "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 P.Gmc. word related to O.H.G. diot "people" (see
Dutch), from *teuta, the common PIE word for "people" (cf. Lith. tauto, Osc. touto, O.Ir. tuath, Goth. þiuda, O.E. þeod). Used in Eng. in anthropology to avoid the modern political association of German; but in this anthropoligical sense Fr. uses germanique and Ger. uses germanisch, since neither uses its form of German for the narrower national meaning (cf. Fr. allemand, see Alemanni; and Ger. deutsch). In Finnish, Germany is Saksa "Land of the Saxons." The Teutonic Knights (founded c.1191) were a military order of Ger. knights formed for service in the Holy Land, later crusading in Prussia and Lithuania. The Teutonic cross (1882) was the badge of the order. Teuton "a German" is attested from 1833.
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