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One of a tribe of eastern Goths that conquered and ruled Italy from ad 493 to 555.
[From Middle English Ostrogotes, Ostrogoths, from Late Latin Ostrogothī : ostro-, eastern (of Germanic origin; see aus- in Indo-European roots) + Gothī, Goths; see Goth.]
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(Peoples) a member of the eastern group of the Goths, who formed a kingdom in Italy from 493 to 552
[C17: from Late Latin Ostrogothī, from ostro- east, eastward + Goth]
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a member of the eastern division of the Goths, who entered Italy in a.d. 488, maintaining a kingdom there until 555.
[1640–50; < Late Latin]
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|Noun||1.||Ostrogoth - a member of the eastern group of Goths who created a kingdom in northern Italy around 500 AD|
Goth - one of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the 3rd to 5th centuries
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