teutonic

[ too-ton-ik ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Early 19th century; Latin

from Latin Teutones, Teutoni (plural), from an Indo-European root meaning ‘people’ or ‘country’

Synonyms

  • germanic

Antonyms

  • n/a

Definition

noting or pertaining to the northern European stock that includes the German, Dutch, Scandinavian, British, and related peoples

Example

A) Teutonic characteristics are common in the architecture of this area. B) My husband's ancestry is Teutonic, whereas my family history originates from Italy.

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