Visigoth


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Vis·i·goth

 (vĭz′ĭ-gŏth′)
n.
A member of the western Goths that invaded the Roman Empire in the fourth century ad and settled in France and Spain, establishing a monarchy that lasted until the early eighth century.

[Late Latin Visigothī, the Visigoths; see wes-pero- in Indo-European roots.]

Vis′i·goth′ic adj.

Visigoth

(ˈvɪzɪˌɡɒθ)
n
1. (Peoples) 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
2. (Historical Terms) 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
[C17: from Late Latin Visigothī (pl), of Germanic origin, visi- perhaps meaning: west]
ˌVisiˈgothic adj

Vis•i•goth

(ˈvɪz ɪˌgɒθ)

n.
a member of the western division of the Goths, who, after sacking Rome in a.d. 410, formed a kingdom in SW Europe, maintaining it in S Gaul until 507 and in Spain until 711.
[1605–15; < Late Latin Visigothī (pl.) < Germanic, =*wisi- (c. west) + goth- Goth]
Vis`i•goth′ic, adj.
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Noun1.Visigoth - a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France
Goth - one of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the 3rd to 5th centuries
Translations

Visigoth

[ˈvɪzɪgɒθ] Nvisigodo/a m/f

Visigoth

nWestgote m

Visigoth

[ˈvɪzɪˌgɒθ] nVisigoto
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