- Glossary definition: Teutons
(or Teutones)

The Teutons were mentioned as a Germanic tribe in early historical writings by Greek and Roman authors such as Strabo and Velleius. According to Ptolemy's map, they lived on Jutland, whereas Pomponius Mela placed them in Scandinavia (Codanonia). German historians did not associate the name Teutons with their Proto-Germanic ancestors until the 13th century.