browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

teutonicmore about teutonic

teutonic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Teutonic  \Teu*ton"ic\,  a.  [L.  Teutonicus  from  Teutoni,  or 
  Teutones.  See  {Teuton}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Teutons,  esp.  the  ancient  Teutons; 
  Germanic. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  any  of  the  Teutonic  languages,  or  the 
  peoples  who  speak  these  languages. 
 
  {Teutonic  languages},  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. 
 
  {Teutonic  order},  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Teutonic  \Teu*ton"ic\,  n. 
  The  language  of  the  ancient  Germans;  the  Teutonic  languages, 
  collectively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Teutonic 
  adj  1:  of  or  pertaining  to  the  ancient  Teutons  or  their  languages; 
  "Teutonic  peoples  such  as  Germans  and  Scandinavians 
  and  British";  "Germanic  mythology"  [syn:  {Teutonic},  {Germanic}] 
  2:  of  a  more  or  less  German  nature;  somewhat  German;  "Germanic 
  peoples";  "his  Germanic  nature";  "formidable  volumes 
  Teutonic  in  their  thoroughness  [syn:  {German},  {Germanic}, 
  {Teutonic}] 




more about teutonic