Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Teutones
TEUTONES, or Teutoni, a powerful German tribe, first appearing in history along with the Cimbri (q.v.}. They are again mentioned at a later period by Pliny (H. N., xxxvii. 11) and others as inhabiting a district in the north west of Germany to the north of the Elbe. The name of Teutones was never employed either by the Germans them selves or by the Romans as a general name for the whole German nation.