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Meaning & History
This was the name of a king of the Teutones who lived in 2nd-century BC Europe. The historical tribe the Teutones (or Teutoni) are generally classified as Germanic, though some ancient writers called them Celts. This name may be a variant of Theudebod, the first element presumably derived from Gaulish teuta or touta "people, tribe" (a cognate of theud). It has also been suggested that the second element could be from Celtic boduus or boduo(s) "crow".