Origin of Teutonic
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Yet by equating their engineering with Teutonic rigor the Germans have created the impression of an exclusive proprietary quality.
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|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Noah Charney|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There's no Teutonic engineering magic to this impressive record.
Why did no one call our attention to the beating of the big drum which was going on so briskly on the Teutonic Parnassus?Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
As was usual in all Teutonic drives, endeavors were made by propaganda work to break down the morale of the Italian troops.
His constancy to his theories, whether of faith or art, was English; his roughness of form was positively early Teutonic.The Poetry Of Robert Browning|Stopford A. Brooke
In Teutonic mythology the “mead” is taken from a hidden mountain spring, which issued from “Mimer's well” in the Underworld.
One of the Ribhus was a famous archer, like the elfin artisan Egil of Teutonic mythology.
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.