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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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O contributie insemnata in propagarea crestinismului in Dacia in perioada postaureliana, a avut-o episcopul Ulfila (Wulfilas) si ucenicii sai (27), care a pastorit sapte ani in nordul Dunarii, predicand pana la anul 355 in limba gotica, latina si greaca populatiei romanice bastinase si gotilor increstinati, pentru care a tradus Biblia si a inventat alfabetul gotic, punand bazele primelor monumente ale limbii germane scrise.
However, in many points it can be reconstructed, either from the Gothic version of the Marcan narrative (the Lucan version is not extant) or from a comparison with Wulfilas' general translation technique.