Teuticus

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Teuticus was an Illyrian that Gentius sent as an ambassador to the Romans to beg for truce.[1] The other Ambassador was Bellus. The name of Teuticus was Latinised[2] and the -icus suffix added at the end.

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  1. ^ Rome and the Mediterranean: Books XXXI-XLV of the History of Rome from its Foundation, ISBN 0-14-044318-5, 1976, page 560, "This inspired such panic in the town that Gentius at once sent to the praetor two spokesmen, Teuticus and Bellus, leading men of that nation, to beg a truce so that the king might take council about the ..."
  2. ^ Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution by Andreas Osiander, 2008, ISBN 0-19-829451-4, page 259, "... a Latin adjectival suffix like -icus. This yields the word teuticus, which around the turn of the millennium is indeed attested ..."

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