Origin of Teutonic
Examples from the Web for teutonic
Yet by equating their engineering with Teutonic rigor the Germans have created the impression of an exclusive proprietary quality.Nationalism on Four Wheels
October 18, 2014
The Germans knew they had a special sea creature in their Teutonic grip.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer
July 12, 2014
He conducted a 24-year-long war against Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, and the Teutonic Knights, and lost.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself
P. J. O’Rourke
May 11, 2014
It was more about the way art looked: it should be as naturalistic as possible, and be made by Teutonic or Scandinavian artists.Nazi Art Hoard Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Lost Art
November 13, 2013
There's no Teutonic engineering magic to this impressive record.Want to Keep AC On? Bury Power Lines.
July 2, 2012
This was said in a guttural voice, the accent being quite Teutonic.Melomaniacs
It is said to be a language of Latin roots with a Teutonic grammar.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
"Awful," echoed Schomberg, in a Teutonic throaty tone of despair.
Observe the Teutonic sense of proportion and nice forgiving temper.
There was positively a smile in his noble Teutonic beard, the first smile for weeks.
- characteristic of or relating to the German peopleTeutonic thoroughness
- of or relating to the ancient Teutons
- (not used in linguistics) of or relating to the Germanic languages
- an obsolete name for Germanic
Word Origin and History for teutonic
c.1600, "of or pertaining to the Germanic languages and to peoples or tribes who speak or spoke them," from Latin Teutonicus, from Teutones, name of a tribe that inhabited coastal Germany and devastated Gaul 113-101 B.C.E., probably from a Proto-Germanic word related to Old High German diot "people" (see Dutch), from *teuta, the common PIE word for "people" (cf. Lithuanian tauto, Oscan touto, Old Irish tuath, Gothic þiuda, Old English þeod).
Used in English in anthropology to avoid the modern political association of German; but in this anthropoligical sense French uses germanique and German uses germanisch, because neither uses its form of German for the narrower national meaning (cf. French allemand, see Alemanni; and German deutsch). In Finnish, Germany is Saksa "Land of the Saxons."
The Teutonic Knights (founded c.1191) were a military order of German knights formed for service in the Holy Land, but who later crusaded in then-pagan Prussia and Lithuania. The Teutonic cross (1882) was the badge of the order. Teuton "a German" is attested from 1833.