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[thee-od-uh-rik] /θiˈɒd ə rɪk/
a.d. 454?–526, king of the Ostrogoths and founder of the Ostrogothic monarchy in Italy: ruler of Italy 493–526. Unabridged
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  • It is told also that Theodoric recovered his kingdom in the legendary Rabenschlacht fought by Ravennas walls.

  • Dietrich (Theodoric), which, through Dutch, has given also Derrick.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • Theodoric defeats the Bulgarians and retakes Sirmium, which they had captured.

  • Theodoric of Engedi, you know, the Flail of the Desert, that's a splendid one to do.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • When Theodoric died, the enmities of race and sect, which he had suppressed with a strong hand, broke out afresh.

    A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
  • The size of Theodoric's body was equalled by the qualities of his mind.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • Then Theodoric took the sword Nagelring with both his hands and was about to cut off Witig's head.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • But Theodoric in his rage refused to touch the bowl that Witig was to drink from.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • The legend runs as follows: Theodoric on leaving the bath mounts his horse, and followed by his hounds gives chase to a stag.

    The Story of Verona Alethea Wiel
  • And so Sintram became one of Theodoric's henchmen, and served him long and faithfully.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
British Dictionary definitions for Theodoric


called the Great. ?454–526 ad, king of the Ostrogoths and founder of the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy after his murder of Odoacer (493)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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