- of the ancient Teutones
- of the Germans; German
- Germanic (adjective)
- Linguis. Germanic
The definition of teutonic is anything related to the ancient Teutons or the German people such as their customs, language or characteristics and is the former name for what we now refer to as Germanic.
An example of Teutonic is the language spoken by the people of northern Europe.
- Of or relating to the ancient Teutons.
- Of or relating to the Germanic languages or their speakers.
Origin of TeutonicLatin Teutōnicus from Teutōnī Teutons ; see Teuton .
- It is common to Teutonic languages, cf.
- Having made an alliance with Christian II., king of Denmark, and interfered to protect the Teutonic Order against Sigismund I., king of Poland, Maximilian was again in Italy early in 1516 fighting the French who had overrun Milan.
- The result was a whole series of wars with the Teutonic Order, which now acknowledged Swidrygiello, another brother of Jagiello, as grand-duke of Lithuania; and though Swidrygiello was defeated and driven out by Witowt, the Order retained possession of Samogitia, and their barbarous methods of "converting" the wretched inhabitants finally induced Witowt to rescue his fellow-countrymen at any cost from the tender mercies of the knights.
- For the Teutonic Knights suffered a crushing blow from which they never recovered.
- In 1132 the emperor Lothair found the passage of the gorge above the site of the town barred by a castle, which he took and gave to one of his Teutonic followers, the ancestor of the Castelbarco family.