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 themselves or by the Romans as a general name for the whole German nation.