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The reconstructed prehistoric ancestor of the Germanic languages.


(Languages) the prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Germanic languages


(ˌproʊ toʊ dʒərˈmæn ɪk)

the unattested prehistoric parent language of the Germanic languages.
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To show that at this period in my life drinking was wholly a matter of companionship, I remember crossing the Atlantic in the old Teutonic.
The seminal element of "walnut" (recorded for the first time in any language in 1050 in OE) lies in an Old Teutonic reconstruction which eventually gave us the OE form "wealh" and the OHG "walah," both of which mean Welshman.
They worshipped their pagan gods, like Wotan (Odin) and Donnar (Thor), who represented forces of nature, and they lived by the old Teutonic virtues: keeping one's word, valor in battle, loyalty to family and community, and hospitality to strangers.
But in northern Germany, especially among the Angles and the Saxons, the old Teutonic common law continued, with its emphasis on individual rights and decentralized government.
After securing the land from the raids of the Picts and Scots, these tribes established a kingdom based upon the old Teutonic common law.
For instance, Kevin Keegan is the former manager of England because of the old teutonic efficiency.
So even if the old Teutonic terror can be a major pain in what Dick Advocaat would describe as the "ass" you still have to hand it to him.