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1. A member of an ancient people, probably of Germanic or Celtic origin, who lived in Jutland until about 100 bc.
2. A member of any of the peoples speaking a Germanic language, especially a German.
1. (Peoples) a member of an ancient Germanic people from Jutland who migrated to S Gaul in the 2nd century bc: annihilated by a Roman army in 102 bc
2. (Peoples) a member of any people speaking a Germanic language, esp a German
[C18: from Latin Teutonī the Teutons, of Germanic origin]
Teu•ton(ˈtut n, ˈtyut n)
1. a member of any people speaking a Germanic language, esp. a language of the West Germanic group.
[1720–30; < Latin Teutonī (pl.) a people, presumed to be Germanic, who migrated from Jutland to Gaul and were destroyed by the Romans in 102 b.c.]
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|Noun||1.||Teuton - someone (especially a German) who speaks a Germanic language|
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
German - a person of German nationality
|2.||Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans|
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Nibelung - (German mythology) a companion or follower of Siegfried
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European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
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