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A north European tribe which attacked the Roman republic in 110 bc. The name has subsequently come to refer to members of a Teutonic nation, especially Germans.

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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... A Germanic tribe, believed to be from Holstein or Jutland, who migrated to southern Gaul and northern Italy with the Cimbri in the late 2nd century bc . In 102 they were defeated by Marius at Aquae Sextiae (Aix‐en‐Provence). They disappeared from history but the name Teuton survived as a synonym for...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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... [CP] A north European tribe which attacked the Roman republic in 110 bc . The name has subsequently come to refer to members of a Teutonic nation, especially...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... The name of an ancient people of northern Europe, called by the Romans Teutones or Teutoni . The adjective Teutonic has also been applied to the Germanic peoples generally and in the widest sense includes both Scandinavians and Anglo-Saxons. Teutonic cross A cross potent , the badge of the order of teutonic knights . Teutonic Knights The third great military crusading order, which has its origin in the time of the Third crusade ( 1188–92 ). It developed from the provision of a hospital service by Germans at the Siege of Acre ( 1190 ), which became...

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[CP]A north European tribe which attacked the Roman republic in 110 bc. The name has subsequently come to refer to members of a Teutonic nation, especially Germans.
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Dictionary of American Family Names

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2006
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21 words

... (130) Origin unidentified. The name is recorded in England in the 19th century but its origin and meaning are unclear....

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... member of a people of unknown race reckoned among the peoples of Germania. XVIII. — L. Teutonī , Teutones ( pl. ), f. IE. base meaning ‘people’, ‘country’, ‘land’. So Teutonic pert. to this people, later identified with Germanic . XVII. — F. teutonique — L. Teutonicus . Comb. form Teut(o)-...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... a member of a people who lived in Jutland in the 4th century bc and fought the Romans in France in the 2nd century bc ; from the mid 19th century, the term was used generally to denote Germanic-speaking races and...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • baton , batten, fatten, flatten, harmattan, Manhattan, Mountbatten, paten, patten, pattern, platen, Saturn, slattern • Shackleton • Appleton • Hampton , Northampton, Rockhampton, Southampton, Wolverhampton • Canton , lantern, Scranton • Langton , plankton • Clapton • Aston , pastern • Gladstone • Caxton , Paxton • capstan • Ashton • phytoplankton • Akhenaten , Akhetaten, Aten, Barton, carton, Dumbarton, hearten, Parton, smarten, spartan, tartan • Grafton • Carlton , Charlton • Charleston • kindergarten • Aldermaston • Breton ,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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68 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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65 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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66 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
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Aquae Sextiae

Aquae Sextiae  

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The first Roman foundation in Transalpine Gaul, was established as a fort by C. Sextius Calvinus in 123 bc after his defeat of the Salluvii and in 102 bc was ...
Cimbri

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A German tribe from north Jutland. Towards the end of the 2nd cent. bc overpopulation and encroachments by the sea drove them to migrate in company with the Teutones and ...
Marcoman(n)i

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(Statius Silvae 3. 3. 170 scans Marcomăni), a west German (Suebic) tribe, the name meaning the inhabitants of a border country (‘march’), are first mentioned by Caesar. Stirred up by ...
maiestas

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(lit. ‘greaterness’), used as an abbreviation for the crime maiestas minūta populī Rōmānī, ‘the diminution of the majesty of the Roman people’. This charge was first introduced by Appuleius ...
Gaius Marius

Gaius Marius  

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(c. 157–86 bc)Roman general and politician. Consul for the first time in 107, he established his dominance by victories over Jugurtha and invading Germanic tribes. He was subsequently involved in a ...
Teutopolis

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...Teutopolis , Illinois/USA Originally settled by German colonists from Cincinnati, the name is a blend of Teuton , the name of an ancient northern European people, and polis...

Duisburg

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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... ‘Diu’s Fort’ from Burg . It may be connected with Tiu, the Anglo-Saxon name for the Norse god of war who gave his name to Tuesday. By the early years of the 8th century the original Roman name had given way to the Frankish Diuspargum. Diotisburg probably means ‘Fort of the Teutons’. Duisburg-Hamborn was only current between 1929 and 1934...

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