visigoth









visigoth


noun

  1. a member of the westerly division of the Goths, which formed a monarchy about a.d. 418, maintaining it in southern France until 507 and in Spain until 711.

noun

  1. a member of the western group of the Goths, who were driven into the Balkans in the late 4th century ad . Moving on, they sacked Rome (410) and established a kingdom in present-day Spain and S France that lasted until 711

1640s, from Late Latin Visigothus (plural Visigothi), perhaps “West Goths” (cf. Old High German westan “from the west”), as opposed to Ostrogothi; but according to some authorities, Visi/Vesi appears to be a Latinized form of a tribal name.

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