- a member of the easterly division of the Goths, maintaining a monarchy in Italy, a.d. 493–555.
Origin of Ostrogoth
Examples from the Web for ostrogoth
But the Emperor had really nothing to offer worth the Ostrogoth's acceptance.Theodoric the Goth
They rose with Goth and Ostrogoth to free themselves from the heavy yoke.Rule of the Monk
He is identified, I believe, by universal consent, with Theodoric the Ostrogoth.The Nibelungenlied
Ostrogoth and Frank, Saracen and Christian, fought one after another for possession of the mighty city.The Mediterranean
T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
A new hero came upon the scene in the person of Theodoric, the Ostrogoth.The Eighteen Christian Centuries
- a member of the eastern group of the Goths, who formed a kingdom in Italy from 493 to 552
Word Origin and History for ostrogoth
c.1600, one of the "East Goths," who conquered Italy late 5c. and established, under Theodric, a kingdom there that lasted from 493 to 555 C.E., from Late Latin Ostrogothæ, from Germanic, literally "eastern Goths" from Proto-Germanic *aust(a)r- "east" (see east; for second element, see Goth; also cf. Visigoth), but according to Klein this is a folk corruption of an earlier Austrogoti, from a Germanic compound, the first element of which means "shining" or "splendid," from Proto-Germanic *austr-, from PIE *ausr- (see aurora), which is also, via "sunrise," the root of the Latin word for "east."