- Teutschland (obsolete)
From Middle High German Diutschlant, compound word formed from phrasings like diutsch lant n, diutsche lant n, in diutscheme lande n, ze diutischeme lande n, (in) diutschiu lant n pl. The adjective deutsch is from Middle High German diutsc, diutisch, diutsch, tiutsch, tiusch, from Old High German diutisc (of the people). More at Dutchland.
Deutschland n (genitive Deutschlands)
- Germany (a country in Central Europe)
- short for a nation state, the legal person comprising the most part of territory with German dominating, or its territory
- The article is used when Deutschland is used as a subject or object in a certain quality, e.g. referencing a certain point in time or period of time. (Germany behaves similarly in English: "we went to Germany" uses no article, "the Germany of our grandchildren will be different from the Germany of our grandparents" uses one.)
- Plurals, when they occur, are Deutschland, Deutschländer or Deutschlande.
- “Deutschland” in Duden online