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(ˈʊlfɪˌlæs) ,




(Biography) ?311–?382 ad, Christian bishop of the Goths who translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic
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(ˈʌl fɪ ləs)

also Ul•fi•la



A.D. c311–c382, Christian missionary: translated Bible into Gothic.
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Noun1.Ulfilas - a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
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Prepare for more intellectual engagement - and, of course, soaring indie-rock anthems - as the band showcase tracks from their excellent new LP, Ulfilas' Alphabet.
The indie rockers from Reading focused mainly on their new album, the loftily named Ulfilas' Alphabet, at the sell-out gig.
Called Ulfilas' Alphabet - the new album takes its name from the missionary who evangelized the Goths, reputedly created the Gothic alphabet and wrote the earliest translation of the Bible into a Germanic language.
Asi, por su traduccion gotica de la Biblia en el siglo IV, Ulfilas es denominado "padre de las literaturas germanicas" ("El destino de Ulfilas", TR z: 298) y, en un sentido similar, Lutero, en tanto "traductor de la Biblia", es considerado forjador del pueblo aleman ("Deutsches Requiem", OC1:580, cff.
The "golden age" of translation is identified as having occurred in the 15th century, when two English versions of the Bible were published by Tyndale and Coverdale, in a context in which several other translations of the Bible were already available: Wycliff's, in English (14th century); Ulfilas's, in Gothic (4th century); St.
(94) The teachings were promulgated to erstwhile pagans and barbarians by an army of dedicated missionaries like Columbanus, Boniface, and Ulfilas. (95) Monks and ascetics, such as the dramatic "Stylites" who lived atop pillars for years or even decades, provided inspirational or at least impressive models of faithful devotion.
Interestingly, the reason for the great similarity of the Visigothic alphabet to that of the Greeks is that it was specifically invented in order to remedy the absence of a written form of the language of the Goths by Ulfilas, a fourth-century bishop of mixed Greek and Gothic descent, whose principal motivation for developing this alphabet was to translate the Bible into the Visigothic vernacular (Metzger 38-39).
The Gothic Bible was translated from Greek by Ulfilas, an Arian.